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Biegun, North Korean counterpart meet in preparation for second Trump-Kim summit

WASHINGTON, US State Department said on Friday that Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun met with North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok Chol in Pyongyang to discuss means to advance issues of concern in preparation for the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un slated for the 27th of this month in Vietnam. The State Department said in a statement that Biegun “met with Special Representative for US Affairs of the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK Kim Hyok Chol February 6-8 in Pyongyang.” It added that Biegun and Kim “discussed advancing President Trump and Chairman Kim’s Singapore summit commitments of complete denuclearization, transforming US-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula,” it added.

The statement said that they also “agreed to meet again in advance of President Trump and Chairman Kim’s second summit.”

Source: Kuwait News Agency

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