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What next for North Korea? US, Japan and South Korea will decide in Tokyo meeting

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to North Korea for talks with Kim Jong-un before visiting Tokyo this weekend

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 July, 2018, 11:47pm
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 July, 2018, 9:10am

The foreign ministers of Japan, the United States and South Korea will meet in Tokyo on Sunday to coordinate their approach to North Korea, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono will also meet one-on-one with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha.

The United States and its key allies Japan and South Korea have been seeking closer cooperation to achieve North Korea’s denuclearisation.

Mike Pompeo headed back to North Korea for talks with Kim Jong-un

Pompeo will travel to North Korea for talks with its leader, Kim Jong-un, before visiting Tokyo on Saturday and Sunday, the US government said earlier.

It will be the first trilateral meeting since June 14, when Pompeo briefed Kono and Kang in Seoul on the outcome of the US-North Korean summit on June 12.