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US envoy, Seoul presidential official talk Trump-Kim summit

U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun, left, talks with South Korean National Security Director Chung Eui-yong during a meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on Feb. 4, 2019. (South Korea Presidential Blue House via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says the U.S. special envoy for North Korea has met with Seoul's presidential national security adviser to discuss a planned second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

South Korea's presidential office said in a statement Monday that Stephen Biegun during his 50-minute conversation with Chung Eui-yong explained Washington's stance toward Pyongyang ahead of talks between the rivals to set up the summit.

There's speculation that Biegun will meet his North Korean counterpart at the inter-Korean border village of Panmunjom or the North Korean capital of Pyongyang this week.

Trump and Kim met last June in Singapore, where they issued vague aspirational goals for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when and how it would occur.

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