Kim Hyok-chol and Biegun resume talks late Monday

Kim Hyok-chol and Biegun resume talks late Monday


Working-level officials from the two sides
are using these last hours to fine-tune the details of what leaders Kim and Trump will
be talking about and what’ll be in their agreement. Ji-won, we thought the day was over, but we’re
hearing that the top negotiators of North Korea and the U.S. just got in? Yes Daniel. Just thirty minutes ago,… U.S. Special Representative for North Korea,
Stephen Biegun came back to the hotel, after spending about 8 hours somewhere else. And just five minutes later, his North Korean
counterpart, Kim Hyok-chol’s car followed in as well. We actually thought the day was over since
the two have so far not started their talks this late. But the fact they’re meeting at this time
has prompted speculation that talks between lower-level officials might have not gone
so well. At around 2 in the afternoon, Choe Kang-il,
acting director-general for the Foreign Ministry’s North American Affairs was here for about
two and a half hours. His counterpart is expected to have been Alex
Wong, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. But the late meeting could also mean that
Choe and Wong did flesh out the details and the top officials are just giving it a final
check. Meanwhile now that Biegun is in,… theres
a possibility that he will meet with the Japanese nuclear envoy Kenji Kanasugi, who is still
in the hotel,… since he came here two and a half hours ago. JW Marriott Hotel is where President Trump
is widely expected to stay. What kind of changes have you seen there so
far. Well a source said that Biegun had dropped
by the JW Marriott Hotel… since President Trump is expected to arrive in Hanoi late
tomorrow. And it seems the security there has gotten
tougher too. There were fences around the building, with
a lot more security guards and police men. Back to you Daniel.

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