South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha is pushing for one-on-one talks with her American counterpart, Mike Pompeo, in Poland later this week, her ministry announced Tuesday, as Pyongyang and Washington plan for a second summit.
Kang is scheduled to visit Warsaw for a U.S.-sponsored ministerial meeting on peace and security in the Middle East on Wednesday and Thursday.
"Minister Kang is pushing for bilateral talks with (counterparts) from other participating countries, including U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo," the ministry's spokesman Noh Kyu-duk said at a press briefing.
If Kang and Pompeo meet each other, they will discuss issues related to a second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb. 27-28, according to Noh.
"The two sides are in consultations on a specific date and time," he added.
A ministry official later said Kang's meeting with Pompeo is expected to be held Thursday.
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