SEOUL, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will travel to the United States this week for talks with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on North Korea and alliance issues, her ministry announced Thursday.
Kang plans to hold her first official meeting with Pompeo as Seoul's top diplomat in Washington D.C. on Friday, and they will hold a joint press conference, the ministry said.
It's expected to offer a chance for Kang and Pompeo to set up a close bilateral consultation channel amid a frenzy of summit diplomacy on North Korea.
Since the resignation of Pompeo's predecessor Rex Tillerson in March, major diplomatic consultations between the allies have been reportedly led by the so-called Cheong Wa Dae-White House line or officials at the South's National Intelligence Service and the Central Intelligence Agency.
Source: Yonhap News Agency