North Korean official headed to New York: President Trump

Updated: 29 May 2018 06:05 PM

New Delhi [India], May 29 (ANI): US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said the Vice Chairman of North Korea, Kim Young Chol is heading to New York to hold talks on an upcoming summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Taking to Twitter, President Trump said a team has been put together which is working on talks with North Korea.

"We have put a great team together for our talks with North Korea. Meetings are currently taking place concerning Summit, and more. Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea, heading now to New York. Solid response to my letter, thank you!," he tweeted.

This comes after President Trump had issued an official letter to Kim to call off the most awaited summit following the latter's threats to do the same following the US-South Korea 'Max' military drills.

Earlier this month, North Korea also threatened to withdraw from the Trump talks if the US continued to insist Pyongyang abandon its nuclear program.

However, on May 27, South Korean President Moon Jae-In said that Kim has reaffirmed his willingness to hold a summit with the United States. (ANI)

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