Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State
Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State

Trump-Kim summit: Pompeo meets N.Korean official

ANI | Updated: May 31, 2018 14:58 IST

Washington [United States], May 31 (ANI): The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Vice-chairman of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee, Kim Yong-Chol, met in New York on Wednesday to discuss the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
At a 90-minute working dinner, the two leaders deliberated on whether the two sides can conduct the summit on dismantling the North's nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions.
"Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu," Pompeo tweeted post the meeting.

Last week, President Trump had said the much-anticipated United States-North Korea summit, that was scheduled to be held on June 12 in Singapore, stands cancelled.
He blamed the 'hostility' and anger displayed by North Korea regarding the US-South Korea Max military drills for calling off the summit.
A few days later, Pompeo said that even after President Trump called off the summit with Kim, Washington was willing to continue its efforts to have a dialogue with N Korea.
Since then, officials from both sides are putting in efforts to make the summit happen. (ANI)