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US Secretary of State and South Korean Foreign Minister discussed by telephone Trump’s upcoming visit

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha held telephone talks about the planned visit of US President Donald Trump to Seoul and the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Korean Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“During her visit to Russia on Sunday night, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha spoke on the phone with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the eve of Trump’s trip to South Korea after the G20 summit in Osaka (Japan) on June 28 and 29”.

According to him, the foreign ministers share the opinion that the visit of the US President to South Korea will be a decisive opportunity to discuss ways to achieve the full denuclearization of the peninsula and the ongoing peace, as well as to strengthen bilateral relations.

“In this regard, the diplomatic authorities of the South and the United States have agreed to continue close consultations,” – said in a press release from the ministry.

The parties also agreed to maintain constant communication and hold consultations on a number of outstanding issues.

Trump’s trip to Seoul is scheduled, as the Allies are seeking to resume nuclear talks with Pyongyang, which are deadlocked after the second summit between the leaders of the United States and the DPRK.

At the end of February 2019, the second US-DPRK summit was held in Hanoi. However, this summit ended prematurely, without signing a final agreement.

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