US envoy arrives in Pyongyang

US envoy arrives in Pyongyang

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Washington, Feb 6: The US special envoy for North Korea arrived in Pyongyang to meet his North Korean counterpart on Wednesday to prepare for a summit later this month between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the US State Department said.

US envoy Stephen Biegun arrived just as US President Donald Trump confirmed that he would meet North Korea's Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on February 27.

The two leaders will build on the vague denuclearisation commitments they made when they met in Singapore last June. Meanwhile, the UN has warned that North Korea is continuing its nuclear programme and breaking sanctions.

The report said actions including the illegal transfer of banned goods at sea could make sanctions - the international community's main way of putting pressure on North Korea - "ineffective".

The Singapore summit generated significant coverage and optimism, but delivered very few concrete developments. Both sides said they were committed to denuclearisation, but with no details of how this would be carried out or verified. (UNI)