President Trump will meet with a top North Korean official Friday afternoon in the Oval Office, the White House confirmed.
The face-to-face comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s lead negotiator, in the nation’s capital early Friday morning to negotiate terms that could lead to a second nuclear summit between Trump and Pyongyang leader Kim Jong-un.
Pompeo and Kim Yong-chol didn’t shake hands or respond to reporters’ questions but did smile during a photo opportunity ahead of their meeting at a hotel in Northwest Washington.
Kim Yong-chol is expected to carry a letter from the North Korean dictator to Trump. Last year he presented Trump with an oversized letter in the Oval Office that led to the leaders’ historic June summit.