May 10, 2018 / 2:17 AM / 15 days ago

South Korean foreign minister to strategise with Pompeo ahead of Korea summits

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s foreign minister will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the first time on Friday, with discussions expected to set the stage for a summit between their leaders later in May, her ministry said in a statement.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in this May 9, 2018 photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang May 10, 2018. KCNA / via REUTERS

The minister, Kang Kyung-wha, will report on the results of last month’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and discuss upcoming talks between the United States and North Korea, the ministry said.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Moon are scheduled to hold a summit in Washington on May 22, with Trump expected to meet Kim shortly after.

(This version of the story has been refiled to fix “her” in paragraph one)

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Robert Birsel

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