Noh Kyu-duk’s four-day trip to Washington comes after his U.S. counterpart Sung Kim’s visit to Seoul last week, during which the two discussed humanitarian aid to the North amid heightened tensions over Pyongyang’s protest against military exercises between the South and the U.S.
U.S. envoy Sung Kim held talks with North Korean officials on Sunday in the border village of Panmunjom within the demilitarized zone between the North and South Korea, South Korean media reported on Sunday.
Die US-Verhandlungsdelegation unter Leitung des Botschafters auf den Philippinen Sung Kim reiste am Montagvormittag zum Gebäude Tongilgak auf der nordkoreanischen Seite des Waffenstillstandsorts Panmunjom. Sie stimmt mit der nordkoreanischen Delegation unter Leitung von Vizeaußenministerin Choe Son-hui Meinungen über die Themen beim Gipfel ab.
The Washington Post, citing a person familiar with the arrangements, said Sung Kim, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear negotiator with the North, was leading the preparations on the U.S. side.
A team of U.S. officials crossed into North Korea on Sunday for talks to prepare for a summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un, as both sides press ahead with arrangements despite the question marks hanging over the meeting.
Sung Kim, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea and former nuclear negotiator with the North, has been called in from his post as envoy to the Philippines to lead the preparations, according to a person familiar with the arrangements.