US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has told North Korean officials that Washington will work with Pyongyang to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula.
He made the remarks in Pyongyang where he arrived on Wednesday to prepare for the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which is expected to take place later this month or early in June.
Kim Yong Chol, director of the United Front Department responsible for North-South relations, said, “I have high expectations the United States will play a very big role in establishing peace on the Korean peninsula.”
In response, Pompeo said the group with him was “equally committed to working with you to achieve exactly” that.
“For decades, we have been adversaries. Now we are hopeful that we can work together to resolve this conflict, take away threats to the world and make your country have all the opportunities your people so richly deserve,” he added.