[US-NK Summit] S. Korea, US top diplomats hold phone talks over Trump-Kim summit

By Yonhap
  • Published : Jun 4, 2018 - 11:03
  • Updated : Jun 11, 2018 - 09:53

The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States held phone talks Monday over the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

During the 15-minute talks, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her US counterpart Mike Pompeo discussed recent developments in preparations for the summit slated to take place next Tuesday in Singapore. 

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AP)

They also discussed the result of Trump's meeting in Washington on Friday with Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of the central committee of the North's ruling Workers' Party.

The two sides agreed to work together to explore ways to achieve complete denuclearization and a lasting peace on the peninsula through close consultations, the ministry said.

Kang and Pompeo last held phone talks Friday. (Yonhap)