Mike Pompeo visits the two Koreas

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a two-hour talk in Pyongyang on Sunday with North Korean number one Kim Jong-un. He said later that the two sides had made progress towards the goal of denuclearization of North Korea.

Shortly after arriving in South Korea from the North, the head of the State Department posted a photo on Twitter showing him walking in the company of Kim Jong-un, with this caption: “Had a good visit to Pyongyang to see President Kim. We continue to make progress on the agreements reached at the Singapore summit. Thank you for welcoming us, my delegation and myself “.

Kim Jong-un and Mike Pompeo had lunch at the prestigious Paekhwawon State House (Garden of One Hundred Flowers).

This brief visit, the fourth of the US Secretary of State this year in North Korea, was originally scheduled for late August, but it was canceled at the last minute by Donald Trump because, according to him, a lack of progress in the bilateral dialogue.

Some progress

Mike Pompeo said North Korea and the United States are continuing to make progress on implementing the agreement reached at the June 12 summit in Singapore, which brought together Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un. The latter then, in vague terms, accepted the principle of denuclearization .

According to an official of the US delegation, Mike Pompeo’s visit to Pyongyang has “gone better than the previous one”, but efforts still have to be made. “It is far from the account,” he admitted.

A little later in Seoul, Mike Pompeo informed South Korean President Moon Jae-in that he had discussed with Kim Jong-a the steps of the denuclearization undertaken by North Korea and the issue of control of these measures. said the spokesman of the South Korean presidency.

They also agreed to establish a working group to discuss the denuclearization process and a second summit between Donald Trump and the North Korean leader.

Mike Pompeo was Friday in Tokyo . He must win Beijing before returning to the United States on Monday.

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