January 18, 2019 / 1:44 PM / 6 months ago

U.S. secretary of state to meet with North Korean counterpart - statement

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

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with his North Korean counterpart in Washington later on Friday, the State Department said.

Pompeo will meet with Kim Yong Chol at the U.S. Department of State at 11 a.m. (1600 GMT), the department said in a statement.

(This story corrects spelling of Pompeo’s surname)

Reporting by Susan Heavey and Makini Brice; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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