May 10, 2018 / 4:02 AM / 15 days ago

South Korean foreign minister to strategise with Pompeo ahead of Korea summits

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s foreign minister will meet U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for the first time on Friday, with discussions expected to set the stage for a summit between their leaders later in May, her ministry said in a statement.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha arrives to meet with the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2018. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files

The minister, Kang Kyung-wha, will report on the results of last month’s summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and discuss upcoming talks between the United States and North Korea, the ministry said.

U.S. President Donald Trump and Moon are scheduled to hold a summit in Washington on May 22, with Trump expected to meet Kim shortly after.

Reporting by Josh Smith; Editing by Robert Birsel

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