Pompeo to attend G7, US-N. Korea summit

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, on Saturday to join President Donald Trump for the G7 summit with leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom, as well as the European Union.

Pompeo will then accompany Trump on his travel to Singapore for the US-North Korea summit next week, the State Department announced Thursday.

He will make additional stops in the Republic of Korea and China, according to the statement.

“The Secretary’s trip demonstrates the Administration’s focus on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific Region,” the statement said.

Pompeo will travel to Singapore from Sunday to Wednesday, where he will participate in the President’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and bilateral events with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Pompeo will then travel to Seoul, Republic of Korea on Wednesday and next Thursday.

He will meet with senior Korean and Japanese officials “to discuss the US-Republic of Korea alliance, the US-Japan alliance, our shared priorities and next steps in our shared approach to North Korea,” according to the statement.

Next Thursday, Pompeo will visit Beijing, where he will have discussions with Chinese officials on bilateral, regional and global issues that affect both countries, it added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency