Top diplomats from the United States and South Korea are slated to meet and hold discussions in Washington DC, scheduled on Friday, during which talks will be aimed at full denuclearization of the North Korea’s Peninsula.
According to ANI news reports, US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha are scheduled to meet after they attend a United Nations ministerial meeting on the same day in New York, Seoul foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
This US-South Korea meeting will be the first foreign minister meeting after US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un held their second summit in Vietnam last month, which turned out to be a failed nuclear summit as both leaders disagreed over issues due to differences.
Despite the Hanoi summit (US-North Korea) failure, the US president maintained the relationship with Pyongyang continues to be at a “good” position.
South Korea and the US officials have met on March 14 in Washington DC and discussed ways to dismantle Pyongyang nuclear weapon programme, in the midst of US sanction imposed on the communist party.
March 14 meeting was the first meeting between Seoul and Washington after the Hanoi summit.
During which, US state department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino has said the two sides “shared updates on efforts to achieve our shared goal of final,m fully verified denuclearization, including through the implementation of United Nations security council resolution”.
Palladino further added they also “reaffirmed their commitment to continue regularly hosting these consultations and coordination as alliance partners”.