Will US-North Korea talks resume by mid July?
Stephen Biegun, a US special envoy to North Korea said on Friday that the White House was ready to hold constructive conversation with Pyongyang in order to reach a positive change in bilateral relations.
Stephen Biegun told his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon, that Washington wanted to make “simultaneous, parallel” progress on the agreement reached at a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore last year, the ministry said in a statement.
Both sides agreed to establish new relations and work towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
But negotiations have stalled since a second summit in Vietnam in February collapsed as both sides failed to taper differences between U.S. calls for denuclearisation and North Korean demands for sanctions relief.
The envoys met ahead of Trump’s visit to South Korea this weekend, during which Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in are expected to discuss ways to kick-start the stalled dialogue with the North.