US, North Korea to meet on Sunday over war remains

US, North Korea to meet on Sunday over war remains

Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, Belgium, on Jul 10, 2018. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters)

WASHINGTON: North Korea has offered to meet an American delegation on Sunday to discuss the repatriation of remains of soldiers killed in the Korean War, a US State Department spokeswoman said on Thursday (Jul 12).

Spokeswoman Heather Nauert said North Korea's Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol had agreed in earlier talks with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet on or about Jul 12 in Panmunjom with an American delegation over the remains. That meeting did not materialise.

"Midday today they contacted us and offered to meet on Sunday," Nauert said in a statement. "We will be ready."

Source: Reuters

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