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Dagyum Ji was a senior NK News correspondent based in Seoul. She previously worked for Reuters TV.
With North Korea and the U.S. expected to sit down for working-level talks in the next few weeks, chief negotiator Kim Myong Gil last Friday issued a statement welcoming U.S. President Donald Trump's new openness to exploring a "new method" in diplomacy.
But more significant than the statement was the long-awaited confirmation by the DPRK that Kim Myong Gil is now serving as its “chief delegate” in working-level negotiations with the U.S.