N. Korea, U.S. may hold high-level talks this week: source

An image of North Korea's Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui (Yonhap)

SEOUL, Jan 15, 2019, Yonhap. Senior North Korean and U.S. officials may meet in Washington, D.C. later this week for consultations on a second summit, a diplomatic source in Seoul said Tuesday, reported the Yonhap.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to greet Kim Yong-chol, a top aide to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The source pointed out that the two sides are resolved to have face-to-face negotiations.

“Given Secretary Pompeo’s other commitments, it’s true that (he’s) available for the talks on Jan. 17-18,” the source said.

Pompeo has cut short a trip to the Middle East for a family funeral.

He is likely to attend the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference, to open in Washington on Wednesday, as well.

CNN said President Donald Trump has sent a personal letter to the North’s leader. It added his envoy may visit Washington as early as this week.

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