Talks between North and South Korea likely after May 25, says South Korean official

Moon Jae In listens as Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the White House, May 22, 2018.
Moon Jae In listens as Donald Trump speaks during a meeting at the White House, May 22, 2018.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - High-level talks between North and South Korea will likely resume after May 25, following completion of joint US-South Korea military drills, a South Korean government spokesman said on Tuesday (May 22).

Yoon Young Chan, a spokesman for the South Korean presidency, was speaking to reporters in Washington following a White House meeting between US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae In.

North Korea last week cancelled at the last minute a meeting with senior South Korean officials in protest over joint exercises between Seoul and Washington and also threatened to scrap an unprecedented summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

(This story is developing)