North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s right-hand man has met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House to deliver a letter from his leader to the US president about their upcoming summit.
The vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, General Kim Yong-chol, was greeted by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Friday, according to AFP.
Kelly led the visitor to the Oval Office for talks with Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders said.
Kim arrived in Washington from New York, where he met with Pompeo on preparations for the summit scheduled for the June 12 summit between Trump and North Korean leaders in Singapore.
After Thursday’s talks, Pompeo expressed confidence that the process was moving in the right direction, but he urged that the North Korean leader to be bold enough to make a “strategic shift” and give up nuclear weapons.
“It will take bold…