US Envoy Heads to North Korea to Prepare for Second Trump-Kim Summit

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, speaks to the media with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, center right, at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, speaks to the media with South Korea's Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon, center right, at Foreign Ministry in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. special envoy for North Korea will be traveling to Pyongyang on Wednesday to prepare for President Donald Trump's second summit with leader Kim Jong Un.

The State Department says Stephen Biegun will meet with his North Korean counterpart, Kim Hyok Chol.

Trump and Kim met last June in Singapore, where they issued vague aspirational goals for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when or how it would occur.

In an interview with CBS' "Face the Nation," Trump said the second summit "is set" with Kim, but provided no further details.

Biegun met in Seoul with South Korea's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, on Monday, and with South Korean Foreign Ministry official Lee Do-hoon on Sunday.

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