N Korea ‘cautious’ in announcing stance over upcoming talks with US
SEOUL – Reuters
North Korea’s silence on its upcoming summits with the United States and South Korea is likely due to caution over organising its stance regarding the meetings, South Korea’s Ministry of Unification said on March 12.
“I feel they’re approaching this matter with caution and they need time to organize their stance.”
North Korean media noted a visit by a senior delegation from South Korea last week but no coverage has been seen of Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump or South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss the future of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
The South Korean officials who carried Kim’s invitation to Washington are visiting China and Japan this week to update state heads on the talks.
Trump agreed to meet with Kim Jong Un by the end of May and the two Koreas will hold a summit by end-April.