N. Korea’s senior official to visit U.S. to plan summit

May 29, 2018, 7:36 AM EDT
North Korea's senior official, Gen Kim Yong-chol, will land in the U.S. on Wednesday.
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One of the highest ranked officials from Pyongyang is flying to the U.S. to lay the groundwork for an “expected” summit between President Donald Trump and N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un, as the two sides seek to bring the process of dialogue back to track.

The introduction of Gen Kim Yong-chol to the negotiations reflects N. Korea’s seriousness to go ahead with the summit scheduled for June 12, notes the BBC.

Simultaneously, a “pre-advance” U.S. team is headed to Singapore to work out the details of the possible summit with N. Koreans, reports Reuters.