The former top spy in North Korea was bound for New York City in the US. The top-ranking government official in Pyongyang is scheduled to meet the head of the US State Department Mike Pompeo on Thursday this week. The right-hand man of the supreme leader of North Korea, General Kim Yong-Chol will hold high-level talks with Pompeo. This is coming at a time when the entire world is waiting for the Singapore nuclear summit scheduled for June 12. The summit will see a high profile meeting between the leader of the Democratic Republic of North Korea and the president of the United States for the first time in decades.
Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump are set to meet to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, peace and stability in the region that has been perceived to be historically unstable. The spokesperson for the State Secretary has said that the Thursday meeting will be the third meeting between General Kim and Mike Pompeo. Pompeo established contact between Washington and Pyongyang while he was still the director of the central intelligence agency. The spokesperson added that the department was still finalizing on the final outlook of the forthcoming meetings between Washington and Pyongyang. On Wednesday, the North Korean envoy was at Beijing airport for General Kim’s flight to the United States.
This was just a day after general Kim arrived at the capital city of China. Since President Trump was sworn into office, Mike Pompeo has made two visits to the North Korean capital of Pyongyang. The US secretary of state has held high profile meetings with top officials of Kim Jong Un’s regime. Pompeo has said that there is a common understanding between the two countries with regards to what they hope to achieve. A source inside the state department said that Pompeo was scheduled the formers chief spy from North Korea this week on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the foreign relation minister from Moscow, Sergei Lavrov, will be travelling to Pyongyang on Thursday this week. Lavrov is expected to hold meetings with his North Korean partner and discuss the stability and prosperity of the Korean peninsula. An Analyst for the Korean Institute for National Unification, Chung Sung-Yoon, told the press that General Kim would be the senior most official from Pyongyang to visit the United States since 2000. The other high-profile visit of a North Korean official to Washington was by Vice Marshal Jo Myong-rok who met President Bill Clinton.