"The Deputy Secretary and National Assembly Speaker reaffirmed the ironclad alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and pledged to maintain close coordination to ensure the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea", Palladino said Monday.
Both parties also affirmed their commitment to strengthening trilateral cooperation with Japan, he noted.
Deputy Secretary of State Sullivan met with Republic of #Korea National Assembly Speaker Moon—both our countries are committed to denuclearization of the #DPRK, strengthening our trilateral relationship with #Japan, and collaborating on shared interests in the #IndoPacific. pic.twitter.com/xrmoZ14bnR— EAP Bureau (@USAsiaPacific) 11 февраля 2019 г.
Earlier in the day, South Korean media reported that Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha could hold a meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss North Korea later this week on the sidelines of a US-sponsored ministerial event in Warsaw.
The situation on the Korean Peninsula has improved over the past year after Seoul and Pyongyang concluded important agreements calling for peace and stability in the region, and Kim and Trump held a historic summit in Singapore in June 2018.
Pyongyang conducted its latest missile launch in November last year. In April 2018, Kim announced that the country would suspend its ICBM launches and missile tests ahead of the summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump.