The United States and North Korea will have to do “some hard work” in the lead-up to the upcoming US-North Korea leaders’ summit, the top US envoy for North Korea said after holding talks in Pyongyang.
Stephen Biegun held three days of talks in the North Korean capital and agreed to meet his counterpart Kim Hyok Chol again ahead of the summit.
Speaking before meeting with the South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha today, Biegun said his talks in Pyongyang had been productive, but more dialogue is needed ahead of the summit.
The State Department said during the talks, Biegun and Kim Hyok Chol “discussed advancing President Trump and Chairman Kim’s Singapore summit commitments of complete denuclearization, transforming US-North Korea relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula. US President Donald Trump hailed the preparatory talks as “very productive”.