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US special envoy for North Korea will visit the DPRK

Xinhua News Agency, Washington, February 4 The US State Department announced on the 4th that the US North Korean policy special representative Stephen Bacon will visit Pyongyang on the 6th to prepare for the second meeting of the DPRK-US leaders.

The US State Department said in a statement issued on the same day that during the visit to the DPRK, he would meet with North Korean officials responsible for the DPRK-US negotiations, Kim Heche, preparing for the second meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Trump.

The statement also stated that the two sides will continue to advance the commitments made by the leaders of the two countries during the Singapore meeting last year.

In June 2018, Trump and Kim Jong-un met in Singapore and signed a joint statement to reach an agreement on the establishment of a new DPRK-US relationship and the establishment of a lasting and stable peace mechanism on the Korean Peninsula. Trump promised to provide security to North Korea, and Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

According to the news of the South Korean presidential palace Qingwatai on the 4th, Zheng Yirong, the head of the National Security Office of Qingwatai, met with visiting Bikin on the afternoon of the 4th to exchange views on issues such as the upcoming working-level talks between the United States and the DPRK.

The White House announced in late January that the second meeting between the DPRK and the US leaders will be held in late February. According to US media reports, alternative locations for the two meetings include Hanoi, Da Nang, and Bangkok, Thailand.

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