Washington, (Sputnik/UNI): US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed the foreign ministers of China, South Korea and Japan on President Donald Trump’s Hanoi summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, State Department Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino said in a press release.
Trump, after his two-day summit with Kim ended abruptly on Thursday, said he had to walk away because North Korea wanted all sanctions lifted prior to complete denuclearization.
"Secretary Michael Pompeo spoke with… Director of the Chinese Communist Party Foreign Affairs Office Yang Jiechi," Palladino said on Friday. "Pompeo provided Politburo Member Yang insights into the discussions in Hanoi between President Trump and Chairman Kim."
Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa, Palladino said in a separate statement, during a phone conversation agreed to closely coordinate on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
In another phone call, Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono discussed the next steps related to the process of denuclearizing North Korea.
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