U.S. nuclear envoy seeks S. Korean help for successful summit with N. Korea
SEOUL, The top U.S. nuclear envoy has asked for South Korea's support to ensure a successful Washington-Pyongyang summit, the presidential office here said Monday.
Cheong WaDae said Presidential Chief of Staff Im Jong-seok had "in-depth talks" with Stephen Biegun, the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea, on issues including denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the build-up to the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
According to Cheong WaDae, Im told Biegun that he was hoping to see a successful U.S.-North Korea summit, and Biegun asked for support from the South Korean government to that end.
Im was accompanied by Kwon Hee-seog, the presidential security secretary, while the U.S. Ambassador to Seoul, Harry Harris, and Allison Hooker, a National Security Council official who specializes in Korea affairs, were present alongside Biegun.
Prior to his meeting with Im, Biegun met with his South Korean counterpart, Lee Do-hoon, and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.
Source: Yonhap News Agency