June 1, 2018 / 5:20 PM / 5 months ago

Trump will meet with North Korean envoy, White House says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with a senior North Korean envoy on Friday, the White House said, as efforts continued to get a U.S.-North Korean summit initially planned for this month back on track.

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the U.S. Coast Guard Change-of-Command ceremony at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

Kim Yong Chol, who was previously blacklisted by the United States because of his role in his country’s military establishment, was expected to hand deliver a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Trump.

Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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