North Korea summit with U.S. President Donald Trump may go ahead: Top officials

Vastavam web: North Korea has dispatched top officials to the United States and Singapore, media reported on Tuesday, the latest indication that an on-again-off-again summit with U.S. President Donald Trump may go ahead.North Korea’s Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, was scheduled to fly to the United States on Wednesday after speaking to Chinese officials in Beijing, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said, citing an unidentified source.

U.S. government officials, including the White House deputy chief of staff for operations, Joe Hagin, left U.S. Yokota Air Base in Japan for Singapore on Monday, NHK said.The reports indicate that planning for the historic summit, initially scheduled for June 12, is moving ahead after Trump called it off last week.A day later, Trump said he had reconsidered, and officials from both countries were meeting to work out details.Choe Kang Il, a North Korean foreign ministry official involved with North America issues, was also spotted at Beijing Capital International Airport, according to Yonhap. It did not say whether Choe would be accompanying Kim Yong Chol.

China’s foreign ministry said it had no information to offer on any North Korean officials travelling to the United States via Beijing.