Donald Trump peace talks with Kim Jong-un

Summit Talks to Go Ahead Between US and North Korea

In recent weeks, both the US and North Korea have been criticised for not making more of an effort to meet, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had to cancel back in November.

But it looks like all the naysayers will be quieted as the leaders of the two nations prepare to meet in the near future.

US officials have stated that in Washington this week, elevated plans will be hashed out to finalise a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.

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Leaders to formalise summit plans

On Friday, in a Washington hotel, Pompeo is set to meet with former North Korean Spy Chief Kim Yong-chol.

What will likely follow will be a visit by Yong-chol to the White House, where he just may meet with Trump, this was reported by two officials who wish to remain anonymous according to AP.

The US nor North Korea have announced any meetings yet, but Yong-chol did arrive in Beijing early on Thursday, and was booked on a flight for the US, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency.

From a VIP area at the airport, a Chinese car with a sign reading ‘state guest’ and a motorcade that comprised the North Korean ambassador’s car.

The US President has exchanged a number of letters with his North Korean counterpart and he has spoken multiple times in regards to holding a second summit with Jong-un.

While in their first summit in Singapore in June last year, the two leaders signed documents relating to the denuclearisation of North Korea, however, as of yet there hasn’t been much progress made.

AP reports that since the summit, many private analysts have published reports describing the continued developments of North Korea’s nuclear and missile technology.

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Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic

Alana Sumic is an editor and writer for The Australian Tribune. She has a Bachelor of Arts from La Trobe University and a Masters in Publishing and Editing from Monash University.

She specialises in national and international politics and current affairs. She’s passionate about delivering the unfiltered stories that matter to you, on all topics.

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