Published: Sun, March 18, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Two days of talks will focus on upcoming Trump-Kim summit

Two days of talks will focus on upcoming Trump-Kim summit

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha met with Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan at the State Department to discuss recent developments between South and North Korea, and between the USA and the North.

Ivanka Trump sat down Thursday with South Korea's foreign minister for a meeting whose goal remains a mystery.

Sweden acts as diplomatic representative in North Korea for the United States, which has no embassy there, and has helped with the release of USA citizens held by the reclusive state.

Sweden has been mentioned as a possible third-country location for the first U.S-North Korea summit, which is being arranged at a time of significant tumult in the White House after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was sacked and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster was reported to be on the way out too.

The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States agreed Friday to maintain close coordination as both nations prepare for summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

According to Daily Mail UK, the announcement was made after North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Stockholm to discuss with the Swedish authorities and pave the way for the much-awaited #Summit Meeting.

Kim is reportedly committed to denuclearization, but doubts persist as to whether he is serious about giving up the North's nuclear weapons.

Wallstrom earlier said Sweden hopes "we can use our role and also our contacts" to facilitate U.S.

After months of tension and warmongering over Pyongyang's nuclear programme, Trump has agreed to a summit proposal relayed by South Korean envoys who met Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang.

President Trump stunned the political world last week when he said he would accept an invitation to meet North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. During Ri's meeting with the prime minister, they also discussed confidence-building measures with the USA, including the release of American citizens from detention in North Korea. "We've said that we can provide - we can be a channel or do whatever we can to see that the dialogue is smooth".

Meanwhile, South Korea will seek to send its art troupe and demonstration team of Taekwondo, a traditional Korean martial art, to Pyongyang in early April as agreed upon.

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