UPDATED 9:25 AM PT – Sat. January 19, 2019
South Korea confirms the new summit between the U.S. and North Korea to be held next month.
According to a South Korean spokesman Saturday, the summit will take place in late February, with the hope it will be a ‘turning point for lasting peace on the Korean peninsula’.
The summit will also reportedly pursue the continued goal of denuclearization, which was previously agreed on by President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a June summit in Singapore.
“The South Korean government will work closely with the United States and other countries to achieve concrete and practical results through the second North Korea-U.S. summit, towards complete denuclearisation and the establishment of permanent peace on the Korean peninsula,” said Kim Eui-Keum, presidential spokesperson of South Korea.
North Korean Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol arrived in Washington D.C. late Thursday to negotiate the summit details.
While key nuclear sites have been dismantled, U.S. intelligence reports said Pyongyang has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons.