File Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference at the White House Rose Garden in Washington D.C., the United States, on Jan. 4, 2019. (Xinhua/Ting Shen)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump and a senior official of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) will meet in the White House on Friday noon, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters.
Trump and Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the DPRK's ruling Korean Workers' Party Central Committee, will meet in the Oval Office at 12:15 p.m. ET (1715 GMT) to discuss denuclearization and bilateral relations, Sanders said in a statement.
File Photo: Kim Yong Chol, vice chairman of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) Central Committee of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), leaves a hotel in New York, the United States, May 50, 2018. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)
Earlier in the day, Kim met with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The U.S. State Department said the pair "had a good discussion."
Traveling on a commercial plane, Kim arrived at Washington's Dulles International Airport on Thursday night and was greeted there by Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for the DPRK, according to the Republic of Korea's Yonhap news agency.
Pompeo and Kim were expected to discuss matters including the date and venue for a possible second meeting between Trump and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un after their first summit in Singapore last year. Both sides have said they look forward to such a meeting.