US and DPRK officials meet to discuss next Trump-Kim Summit

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Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) policy, met with Chung Eui-yong, top national security adviser for Republic of Korea’s (ROK’s) President Moon Jae-in, on Monday according to the presidential Blue House.

Chung and Biegun met for about an hour from 4 p.m. local time (0700 GMT) at the presidential complex.

According to CGTN, Biegun explained to Chung about the U.S. position ahead of the working-level discussion between Pyongyang and Washington, while Chung delivered his country’s assessment on current situations and issues to tackle to the visiting U.S. special envoy.

During the meeting, Chung said the ROK anticipated a fruitful working-level discussion between the DPRK and the U.S. leading to a successful DPRK-U.S. summit.

Biegun came to hold a working-level discussion with his DPRK counterpart on Tuesday at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom for the second DPRK-U.S. summit, Yonhap news agency said.

Top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump held their first-ever summit meeting in Singapore in June last year.

Biegun arrived in Seoul on Sunday and met with Lee Do-hoon, special ROK’s representative for Korean Peninsula peace and security affairs.

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