US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced he will send a team to prepare for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, to be held somewhere in Asia.
The North Koreans agreed to hold the second summit between the two leaders at the end of February, Pompeo said in an interview with Fox News. “We will hold it somewhere in Asia,” he said.
He added:”I will send a team there, they are heading there to lay the groundwork for what I hope will be another important step on the road not only for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula but for a brighter future for the people of North Korea.”
The US secretary of state did not mention the venue.
Vietnam said last week it had not received information on the timing or venue of the possible summit between Trump and Kim, but expressed confidence in its ability to host such a meeting.
The June summit is the first meeting between a US president and a North Korean leader and has resulted in a vague commitment by Kim to work towards denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, but he has yet to take what Washington sees as concrete steps in that direction.