– I am on the way to an international conference in Sweden, " says Choe Son-Hui, a high-ranking diplomat at the north Korean ministry of foreign affairs, according to the south Korean Yonhap news agency.
Choe talked with the media at the airport in Beijing, China. She has a long experience of working with disarmament issues and has been deeply involved in the work about north korea's relationship with the united states, according to several media outlets.
against the background of rising expectations of a new summit between the president of the united states, Donald Trump, and north Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Sweden is skyddsmakt for the united states in north Korea, and safeguards U.S. interests in the country.
Trump and Kim met in Singapore in June, and there was also Choe. The leaders then wrote in a document which north Korea committed itself to ”work for total disarmament on the Korean peninsula”. But the work has been slow.
was recently in China and met with Chinese president Xi Jinping. According to Yonhap was the visit of Kim's next summit with Trump. South Korean president Moon Jae-In said that Kim's Kinabesök was a sign that a summit with the U.S. is imminent.
Was a meeting between Kim and Trump would take place is unclear, including Vietnam and Thailand, have been around in speculation.