Trump: Top North Korean official to visit New York for summit meeting

The White House said Tuesday that Trump will meet with Abe on June 7 at the White House.

“Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more,” the president tweeted. “Kim [Yong] Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York.”

According to the New York Times, Kim Yong-chol will be the most senior North Korean official to visit the country since Vice Marshal Jo Myong-rok met President Bill Clinton at the White House in 2000. Press secretary Sarah Sanders said Kim will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “later this week.”

The president’s tweet also referred in part to two U.S. delegations overseas holding meetings in Singapore and North Korea with officials on diplomatic issues, along with a logistics team led by deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin.

Greeted by a group of reporters in his Singapore hotel Monday, Hagin said only, “I have a lot of meetings today.”

Trump: Top North Korean official to visit New York for summit meeting

Patrick Semansky/AFP/Getty ImagesKim Yong Chol, vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee, attends the closing ceremony of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at the Pyeongchang Stadium, Feb. 25, 2018.

Speaking of the meetings on Fox and Friends, White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said both delegations were dispatched by the president to prepare in the event the meeting moves forward on June 12.

“As the president said if it doesn’t happen June 12 it could happen thereafter,” Conway said.

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Sourse: abcnews.go.com

Trump: Top North Korean official to visit New York for summit meeting

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