According to South Korean diplomatic sources, Ri Yong Ho, North Korean Foreign Minister, will attend the opening ceremony of the UN General Assembly on September 17 and deliver a speech, which may meet with U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo. .
South Korea’s joint news agency pointed out that North Korea’s foreign ministers attended the UN General Assembly almost every year, but considering that Lee Jong-ho had canceled attending the ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting at the last minute, the Korean and US foreign affairs departments continued to pay attention to the trend.
The report pointed out that last year, Mike Pompeo’s negotiating opponent was Jin Yingzhe, the then North Korean united front minister, and after the Hanoi Chuanjin Second Meeting, the head of the North Korean negotiator changed to Li Ronghao. Therefore, this year’s meeting between Li Ronghao and Pompeo will be even more It is eye-catching.
The South Korean and US foreign affairs departments hope that North Korea and the United States can start working-level consultations before the beginning of September to narrow the differences between the two sides. However, it is still necessary for North Korea and the United States to restart the negotiations for some time.
A spokesman for the North Korean Foreign Ministry said today that North Korea hopes to resolve all issues peacefully through dialogue and negotiation, but is not interested in the dialogue on military threats.