Kim Yong Chol,has arrived in the United States, apparently to discuss a second summit between the two countries’ leaders.
Kim Yong Chol, who is in charge of high-level talks with the US, arrived at an airport near Washington on Thursday evening via Beijing.
A crowd of reporters was awaiting him. He walked through the terminal building and left in a car.
Kim Yong Chol is expected to meet with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to lay the groundwork for the summit.
Speculation is rife that the summit may be held in an Asian country such as Vietnam, a country that Washington sees as a possible model for North Korea’s future development.
Attention is focused on whether the two sides can reach an agreement on the summit’s venue and timing.
Just before the first US-North Korea summit last June, the high-ranking official visited the White House to deliver a letter from Kim Jong Un to US President Donald Trump.
Whether he will meet with Trump on this trip is also being closely watched.