The top diplomats of South Korea and the United States held phone talks Monday over the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Seoul's foreign ministry said.
During the 15-minute talks, Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her US counterpart Mike Pompeo discussed recent developments in preparations for the summit slated to take place next Tuesday in Singapore.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha, left, and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (AP)
They also discussed the result of Trump's meeting in Washington on Friday with Kim Yong-chol, a vice chairman of the central committee of the North's ruling Workers' Party.
The two sides agreed to work together to explore ways to achieve complete denuclearization and a lasting peace on the peninsula through close consultations, the ministry said.
Kang and Pompeo last held phone talks Friday. (Yonhap)