US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives for a signing ceremony between top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump during their historic summit at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, June 12, 2018. (SAUL LOEB / AFP)
SEOUL – Top US diplomat planned to visit the Republic of Korea (ROK) late Wednesday, a day after a historic summit between top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.
After his summit with Kim Jong-un, Donald Trump said he would send Mike Pompeo to Seoul to explain the outcome of the summit
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was scheduled to meet ROK Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, according to Seoul's foreign ministry and local media.
Pompeo and Kang will hold a bilateral meeting and also a trilateral meeting along with their Japanese counterpart in Seoul Thursday. They will hold a joint press conference later.
It will mark the first official visit by the top US diplomat to the ROK since he took office in April.
The first ever summit between Kim and Trump was held Tuesday in Singapore's resort island of Sentosa, where the leaders signed a joint statement in which Kim and Trump agreed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in exchange for security guarantees of the DPRK.
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DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, left, and US President Donald Trump prepare to sign a document at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (EVAN VUCCI / AP)
After the summit, Trump said he would send Pompeo to the ROK to explain the outcome of his summit with Kim to the ROK side.
Pyongyang and Washington also agreed to establish new bilateral relations and build a lasting and stable peace regime on the peninsula.