Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Seoul, Pyongyang and Tokyo

East Asia and the Pacific: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Seoul, Republic of Korea

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

October 7, 2018

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo visited Seoul October 7-8 and met with President Moon and Foreign Minister Kang to give a readout of his October 7 trip to Pyongyang. Secretary Pompeo briefed on his meeting with Chairman Kim, which included his introducing Chairman Kim to Special Representative for North Korea Biegun as his chief negotiator, plans for a second U.S.-DPRK summit, and discussions on achieving the commitments of the June Singapore Summit including the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK as committed to by Chairman Kim and President Trump.

Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang also re-affirmed their commitment to the U.S.-ROK Alliance and continued close coordination with Japan on a unified response to the DPRK.


East Asia and the Pacific: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Pyongyang, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

October 7, 2018

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held productive discussions with Chairman Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang Sunday. They discussed the four elements contained in the U.S.-DPRK Singapore Summit Joint Statement signed by President Trump and Chairman Kim. They also discussed the upcoming second summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim and refined options for the location and date of that next summit.

Secretary Pompeo was joined by Special Representative Stephen E. Biegun and Chairman Kim was joined by Kim Yo-jong, First Vice Director of the Korean Workers’ Party Central Committee.

Secretary Pompeo and Chairman Kim also agreed to instruct their respective working-level teams to meet soon to intensify discussions on the key remaining issues to deliver on the Singapore Summit Joint Statement.

In addition, Chairman Kim invited inspectors to visit the Punggye Ri nuclear test site to confirm that it has been irreversibly dismantled.

President Trump looks forward to continuing to build upon the trust established with Chairman Kim in Singapore and anticipates meeting again soon.


East Asia and the Pacific: Secretary Pompeo’s Meetings in Tokyo, Japan

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Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

October 6, 2018

Secretary Pompeo met today with Japanese Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Kono in Tokyo to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. They reaffirmed our commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, and agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes. Both sides affirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and vowed to continue working closely together to address common challenges in the Indo-Pacific.