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5/29/2018, 5:44 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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N. Korea, US officials to meet in Singapore - diplomatic source

United States and North Korean officials are to meet in Singapore on Tuesday, in an effort to prepare for security and protocol measures ahead of the planned summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Yonhap reported citing a diplomatic source.

"I understand that the two sides will meet in Singapore on May 29 and hold consultations over such practical issues as the concrete summit date, venue, protocol and security," the unnamed source stated. White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Joe Hagin is leading the US team, while a senior official at the State Affairs Commission Kim Chang-son is heading the delegation from Pyongyang.

Yesterday, the White House confirmed in a statement Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to have a meeting ahead of the expected summit. Earlier, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that he was ready to hold "frequent" unexpected talks with Kim and other Pyongyang officials whenever there is an urgent need.

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