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Trump-Kim Summit

US and North Korea to hold more pre-summit talks next week: Yonhap

The preparatory talks for the summit in Hanoi will be held sometime "in the week beginning Feb. 17 in a third nation in Asia," according to Yonhap report.   © Reuters

SEOUL (Kyodo) -- The United States and North Korea plan to hold a new round of working-level talks next week to prepare for the much-awaited second summit between their leaders at the end of this month, Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday.

South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui Kyeom said the preparatory talks for the Feb. 27-28 summit in Hanoi will be held sometime "in the week beginning Feb. 17 in a third nation in Asia," according to the report.

U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun held the first round of pre-summit negotiations with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Hyok Chol, during a three-day visit to Pyongyang last week.

Kim also said that South Korean President Moon Jae In and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to speak by phone about the summit.

The second summit will come as the two countries have remained at odds over ways to implement the agreement reached at the two leaders' first summit last June in Singapore.

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