US, North Korean envoys to meet in Hanoi ahead of summit

Posted at 10:37 AM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 10:37:57-05

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Special envoys from the U.S. and North Korea are to meet in Vietnam's capital to make final preparations for a summit next week between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

U.S. officials say U.S. Special Envoy for North Korea Steve Biegun was to arrive in Hanoi on Wednesday. No details of his schedule were immediately announced.

Biegun is expected to meet with North Korea's special representative for U.S. affairs, Kim Hyok Chol. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said he arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday evening.

The two envoys met earlier this month in North Korea's capital to discuss details of the Feb. 27-28 summit. Biegun said after that meeting that they would meet one more time before the summit to finalize plans.