Pompeo Discussed The Situation Around North Korea With The Swedish Foreign Minister
Mike Pompeo discussed on Tuesday by phone with Swedish foreign Minister Anna Lind the situation around North Korea, as well as issues of fighting the spread of a new coronavirus. This is stated in a published written statement by the head of the press service of the State Department, Morgan Ortega S.
"Secretary Pompeo and Foreign Minister Linde discussed several issues that are important for both sides, including the spread of misinformation related to [coronavirus-induced disease] COVID-19, regional cooperation, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," the diplomat said.
According to her, the diplomat "also expressed a desire for close transatlantic cooperation during the pandemic, as both countries seek to revive economic ties."
The stalemate in denuclearization talks between Pyongyang and Washington began after the inconclusive conclusion of the Hanoi summit in February 2019. Then US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held a second meeting on June 30, 2019, in the demilitarized zone on the border of the DPRK and the Republic of Korea, where they agreed to restart the dialogue. On October 5, last year, representatives of Washington and Pyongyang met in Sweden, but consultations at the working level did not bear fruit, and there was no resumption of negotiations.