The United States envoy Stephen Biegun has put forth that North Korea and the US are yet to circumscribe their difference over denuclearization of North peninsula after the very first session of preparatory talks were held last week in Pyongyang.
The US special representative for North Korea has made these remarks during his meeting with a South Korean parliamentary delegation, as reported by Yonhap News Agency.
A member from South Korean delegation has quoted Biegun as saying: “With only two weeks until the summit, it will be difficult to resolve all the tricky issues, but there’s a chance if we can agree on a timeline for the denuclearization.”
South Korea’s Presidential office or Chong Wa Dae had earlier announced about a second preparatory meeting between the US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-Un in the coming week in Vietnam on February 27 and 28.
“The fact that we are at the centre of a change that was not even imaginable just one year earlier did not come by chance. It was possible because peace is the right path and our determination finally reached that path,” South Korean President Moon Jae-In told the weekly meeting held at his office Cheong Wa Dae.
The US and North Korean leader are expected to hold discussion over the latter’s progress of the dismantling of its nuclear weapons programmes later in this month, as they have reached an agreement in the very-first historic summit between Kim and Trump last year in Singapore in June 2018.
According to Cheong Wa Dae pool reports, Moon said, “The first North Korea-U.S. summit was a historic event itself that was a clear milestone in world history. The upcoming second summit will take us a step further from here.”
The president added: “But the reason the leaders of South and North Korea and the United States are walking that path without flinching is that they have strong faith in the direction that our history must move toward.”
Moon said: “What’s more important for us is that the meeting will be a critical chance that will help develop inter-Korean relations. Our future depends on stable peace.”
The expectations from the second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, are high, as it will provide relief between Washington and Pyongyang over sanctions.