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Next round of pre-summit talks between US and North Korea likely to take place next week

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The and will be holding the second round of pre-summit talks next week in a third Asian nation, announced on Sunday.

South Korean Moon Jae-in will be holding discussions with his US counterpart over the latter's impending meeting with North Korean leader in Hanoi, on February 27 and 28. The talks are expected to take place over the phone, has reported.

"We are going to announce details as soon as preparations are complete," has been quoted by the news agency, as mentioning.

The second round of discussions over meeting, however, comes after the for North Korea, Stephen Biegun, visited recently. He held the first round of discussions with his North Korean counterpart during his three-day visit to North Korea, which concluded on Friday.

"I heard Biegun received a warm welcome in Pyongyang," the South Korean official stated.

"I heard that the North-US talks this time were a useful opportunity where the North and the US talked openly and fully about their specific positions on what they want in a very detailed manner," Eui-kyeom put forth.

The second US-summit is seen as a breakthrough amid the prevailing impasse between and over sanctions, which led to impeded growth in denuclearisation efforts in the

The recent talks held regarding preparations for the second landmark summit have been hailed by Biegun himself, who labelled his meetings as "productive.

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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 17:40 IST