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Kono, Pompeo speak by phone on second U.S.-DPRK summit

NHK reported online this afternoon that Foreign Minister Kono and Secretary of State Pompeo held a 10-minute teleconference this morning in which they confirmed close bilateral cooperation in light of the impending high-level U.S.-DPRK talks in preparation for a second U.S.-DPRK summit. Pompeo reportedly briefed Kono on the upcoming talks and gave him an update on the preparations for the summit. They also discussed both countries’ response to North Korea and reconfirmed that it is important for them to cooperate for the full implementation of UN resolutions to achieve North Korea’s complete denuclearization. NHK noted that the DPRK leader’s close aide, Workers’ Party of Korea Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, is likely to arrive in Washington for talks with Pompeo later today to make final arrangements for the summit and that the Japanese Foreign Ministry intends to share information and continue to cooperate with the U.S. following the high-level talks.

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