Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Tokyo, Japan; Pyongyang, DPRK; Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Beijing, China from October 6-8. Throughout the Secretary’s trip, he reiterated the Administration’s continued focus on the final, fully verifiable, denuclearization of the DPRK, and longstanding commitment to our alliances and partnerships in the region.
In Tokyo, October 6-7, Secretary Pompeo met with Prime Minister Abe and Foreign Minister Kono to discuss next steps on DPRK engagement. They reaffirmed our commitment to the denuclearization of the DPRK, and agreed that pressure must continue until the DPRK denuclearizes. Both sides affirmed the strength of the U.S.-Japan Alliance and vowed to continue working closely together to address common challenges in the Indo-Pacific.
Read @SecPompeo's remarks with Japanese Prime Minister @AbeShinzo in Tokyo: https://t.co/yeJ8egB8MP | More information on the Secretary's meetings in #Japan: https://t.co/TaxCRDmV1b pic.twitter.com/rBCMYz1rc5— Department of State (@StateDept) October 6, 2018
In Pyongyang, October 7, Secretary Pompeo met with Chairman Kim Jong Un. They discussed the four elements contained in the U.S.-DPRK Singapore Summit Joint Statement signed by President Trump and Chairman Kim. They also discussed the upcoming second summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim and refined options for the location and date of that next summit.
.@SecPompeo had a good meeting with Chairman Kim today in Pyongyang. Progress made on Singapore Summit Agreements! I look forward to seeing Chairman Kim again, in the near future. pic.twitter.com/bUa2pkq80s— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2018
In Seoul, October 7-8, Secretary Pompeo met with President Moon Jae-in and Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha. Secretary Pompeo briefed on his meeting with Chairman Kim, which included his introducing Chairman Kim to Special Representative for North Korea Biegun as his chief negotiator, plans for a second U.S.-DPRK summit, and discussions on achieving the commitments of the June Singapore Summit including the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK as committed to by Chairman Kim and President Trump. Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Kang also re-affirmed their commitment to the U.S.-ROK Alliance and continued close coordination with Japan on a unified response to the DPRK.
After trip to #DPRK @SecPompeo lands in #ROK to meet with @moonriver365 , describes conversations with Chairman Kim as good and productive, says “There will be many steps along the way & we took one of those today.” @statedept pic.twitter.com/CaXrSx0Slm— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 7, 2018
Arrived in #Seoul to brief President @moonriver365 and FM Kang on my meetings in #DPRK with Chairman Kim. I look forward to working closely with our #ROK friends and allies to ensure progress on inter-Korean relations is in lockstep with progress on denuclearization. @StateDept pic.twitter.com/J2wpYvseIQ— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 7, 2018
Headed to China to meet with State Councilor Wang and Director Yang to strengthen our constructive, results-oriented relationship. Important for U.S. and China to work together towards the final, fully-verified denuclearization of the #DPRK and enforcement of sanctions. pic.twitter.com/6cMWoVdDZs— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 8, 2018
In Beijing, October 8, Secretary Pompeo met with his Chinese counterparts to discuss bilateral, regional, and global issues. The Secretary met separately with Member of the Political Bureau and Director of the Office of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China Yang Jiechi and State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi. They discussed the overall state of the bilateral relationship.
On Monday, @SecPompeo met separately with #China Politburo Member Yang Jiechi & FM Wang Yi. The two sides affirmed the importance of a constructive, results-oriented bilateral relationship & their shared resolve to achieving the final, fully verified denuclearization of the #DPRK pic.twitter.com/jUatMH8YCf— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 8, 2018
Productive meetings in Beijing today. The U.S. is committed to a constructive, results-oriented relationship with #China. @POTUS has made clear -- we want a relationship where our prosperity and security grow together, not apart. pic.twitter.com/FkdTL5ayzz— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 8, 2018
Four countries in three days! Proud of my @StateDept team, working hard to make progress on some of the world's most pressing issues in #Japan, #DPRK, #ROK, and #China. @usembassytokyo @USEmbassySeoul @USA_China_Talk pic.twitter.com/uqwgq5x5JZ— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) October 8, 2018