Pompeo to visit N Korea on Oct 7, meet Kim

Washington: United States Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will be visiting Pyongyang and meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un next week as part of his upcoming trip to Asia.
The State Department spokesperson, Heather Nauert announced that Pompeo will meet with Kim in Pyongyang on October 7.

Nauert, however, did not divulge the talk that the two are supposed to have but indicated that the discussion on Pyongyang’s nuclear capability will be one of the issues that will be discussed.

“These are private diplomatic conversations, as we work toward our goal of full denuclearisation of North Korea,” she asserted.

Nauert also emphasised on the need for a conversation between the two countries saying, “It shows forward progress and momentum that the secretary is making his fourth trip back in less than a year.”

“That shows the president’s commitment to agreement that he and Chairman Kim made at the Singapore summit,” she said. The two are also expected to discuss the second Kim-Trump summit.

Pompeo was invited to visit Pyongyang by North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho when the two met for a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly session in New York last week.