South Korea’s Special Representative for North Korea, Lee Do-Hoon, said on Wednesday, June 19th, that North Korea should hold a summit with South Korea ahead of US Donald Trump’s expected visit to Seoul.
"I urge North Korea to respond to President Moon (Jae-in)’s outstanding invitation to hold an inter-Korea summit, if possible, before President Trump visits Korea next week," Lee said at the Atlantic Council in Washington.
Meanwhile, US Special Representative, Stephen Biegun, said that North Korea and the United States are aware of the need to be flexible amid nuclear talks.
The latest talks between the US and North Korea over the latter’s nuclear programme ended without results after a second summit in February in Hanoi. However, American officials hinted that diplomatic efforts could resume without giving further details.
Biegun said the United States would be ready to discuss all the commitments made in the two leaders' first summit in Singapore when working-level talks resume with North Korea.