US, N. Korea hold prep talks for historic summit

Officials of the US and North Korea met again at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom on Wednesday to discuss the agenda for the historic summit between the leaders of the two countries next week, Seoul’s Yonhap News Agency reported.

Sung Kim, US ambassador to the Philippines and former nuclear envoy, and North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui held the talks at a North Korean building in the village, according to the report.

The two sides met ahead of the June 12 summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, which will focus on the North’s denuclearization and Washington’s security guarantee.

The officials had five rounds of talks to prepare for the summit starting on May 27 at the same venue.

Meanwhile, Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan will visit Pyongyang from Thursday to Friday, the country’s foreign ministry said in a statement on its website.

Source: Kuwait News Agency