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US envoy meets North Korean counterpart to discuss 2nd Trump-Kim summit

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US Special for North met his North Korean counterpart in this week to discuss the second meeting between the leaders of the two countries.

During the meeting, which took place between February 6-8, Biegun and Kim discussed the upcoming summit between US and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which is scheduled to be held by the end of this month, and "advance further progress on the commitments" made by the two leaders during their first meeting in last June, according to a statement by

"Special Biegun and Special Kim discuss advancing Trump and Kim's summit commitments of complete denuclearization, transforming U.S.-DPRK relations, and building a lasting peace on the Biegun and Kim agreed to meet again in advance of Trump and Kim's second summit," the statement read.

President Trump, on February 6, confirmed he will hold a second Summit with North Korea's Kim on February 27 and 28 in

Trump made the confirmation while addressing the during his annual State of the Union speech.

During the first Summit, held at Singapore's Sentosa Island, both Trump and had agreed on a spectrum of issues, the most prominent being the complete denuclearisation of the

However, the US and North reached an impasse regarding sanctions relief for soon after the first Summit, leading to extremely slow progress on the denuclearisation front.

North has sought relief in sanctions in light of the steps taken by the country towards denuclearisation. The US has repeatedly stated that there would be no sanctions relief until complete denuclearisation is achieved by

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 03:49 IST