January 17, 2019 / 10:32 AM / 10 months ago

Top North Korean envoy boards flight to U.S. - Yonhap

Senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol (L) arrives at the international airport as he leaves for Washington from Beijing, China January 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jason Lee

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s top envoy involved in denuclearisation talks with the United States boarded a flight in Beijing to Washington on Thursday, Yonhap news agency said.

Kim Yong Chol is expected to meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the U.S. capital on Friday to discuss a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, U.S. and South Korean media reported previously.

Reporting by Heekyong Yang; Editing by Nick Macfie

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