North Korea and the United States (US) will hold a working-class nuclear talks on Saturday, Pyongyang said, citing a stoppage of dialogue since the failure of the summit in February, now underway.
Both sides agreed to have an initial meeting on October 4 and hold nuclear talks on the following day, North Korean Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui said in a statement issued by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
“I expect that working-class negotiations will accelerate the positive development of the US-North Korean relationship”, she said without disclosing where the meeting was held.
US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus later confirmed the negotiations were expected to take place next week.
“I confirm that the officials of US and North Korea will meet next week”, Ortagus said but did not disclose further details of the meeting.