September 19, 2020

Trump meets Kim Yong Chol at White House, says June 12 summit to go ahead

President receives personal letter from Kim Jong Un, says deal may take more than one meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump said a recently canceled summit with Kim Jong Un would go ahead in Singapore on June 12 as originally scheduled, after a landmark meeting with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol at the White House on Friday.

Kim Yong Chol, who serves as vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea (WPK) and director of the United Front Department of the WPK Central Committee, is the highest ranking DPRK official to have visited Washington, D.C. since the year 2000.