Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the second meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place “someplace in Asia”.
“We’ll do it someplace in Asia,” Pompeo said during a TV interview on Wednesday.
Pompeo added that he was “dispatching a team” which was “headed that way now to lay the foundations for a substantial additional step towards the path for not only denuclearization of the (Korean) Peninsula, but a brighter future for the North Korean people and security on the Peninsula”, reports Xinhua news agency.
Trump and Kim held a historic summit in Singapore last June.
“It’s time for my team and all of the US Government to work with the North Koreans to execute that and to deliver on our commitment to denuclearize that Peninsula,” Pompeo said referring to Washington’s guarantee to provide security to Pyongyang in return for its commitment to denuclearization.
“Chairman Kim has told us he’s prepared to do it, and now the mission is to deliver on that.”
The White House announced earlier this month that the second summit will take place near the end of February but did not say where it will be held.
It has been reported that the meeting will take place in Vietnam, with three candidate cities under consideration.