U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to visit Korea next month, sources said Wednesday, during a critical juncture for Sino-U.S. tensions and uncertainty in the direction of North Korean denuclearization talks.
Seoul and Washington agreed to launch a new working-level dialogue channel to discuss alliance matters, said Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun Thursday after talks with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun in Washington.
The United States issued an advisory Tuesday warning that those who aid North Korea’s procurement of equipment and materials for its nuclear and missile development programs, even inadvertently, could face United Nations and U.S. sanctions.
Korea announced Friday it will lift travel restrictions on arrivals from China’s Hubei Province starting Monday, since coronavirus cases there have eased and Beijing has also relaxed entry measures for Korean nationals.
The U.S. State Department on Monday named Donna Welton as its new chief negotiator to the deadlocked defense cost-sharing talks with Seoul.
Stephen Biegun, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and special representative for North Korea, will make his first trip to Seoul this year Tuesday to discuss Pyongyang issues amid a continued standstill in denuclearization negotiations.
South Korea and the United States are working to plan a visit by Stephen Biegun, the U.S. deputy secretary of state and special representative for North Korea, to Seoul in early July, according to multiple sources.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that Korea and other American allies can be "good partners" in efforts to protect Western democratic values from Chinese threats.
China recently shared with Korea information on its push for a controversial national security law for Hong Kong, apparently to seek Seoul’s support amid escalating tensions between Beijing and Washington.
Washington expects Seoul to be “flexible” in defense cost-sharing negotiations, said Marc Knapper, the U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Korea and Japan, Tuesday, while noting that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is putting a “crimp”