US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (Source: AFP/VNA)

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the United States was “continuing to make progress” in talks with the DPRK.

It will be Pompeo's first visit to the DPRK since an unprecedented summit between President Donald Trump and leader Kim Jong-un on June 12th, in which the leader agreed to "work toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."

The US State Department also confirmed the top US diplomat will leave the DPRK on July 7th to travel to Japan where he will meet Japanese and RoK leaders to discuss their shared commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, as well as other bilateral and regional issues.

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono told reporters on July 3rd in Tokyo that he will meet with Pompeo during the Secretary of State's first visit to Japan since assuming the post in April.

On July 8th, Mr. Pompeo will visit Hanoi for talks with the Vietnamese Government. He will then continue on to the Emirati capital Abu Dhabi before arriving in Brussels on July 10th./.


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