"Secretary Michael Pompeo spoke with… Director of the Chinese Communist Party Foreign Affairs Office Yang Jiechi", Palladino said on Friday. "Pompeo provided Politburo Member Yang insights into the discussions in Hanoi between President Trump and Chairman Kim".
Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa, during a phone conversation, agreed to closely coordinate on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, Palladino said in a separate statement.
.@SecPompeo spoke today with Foreign Minister Kang of the Republic of Korea. They discussed the Hanoi Summit and agreed to continue to closely coordinate on the denuclearization of the DPRK. https://t.co/IJGx0edSP9— Robert Palladino (@StateDeputySPOX) March 2, 2019
In another phone call, Pompeo and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono discussed the next steps related to the process of denuclearizing North Korea.
In a call with Foreign Minister Kono of #Japan today, @SecPompeo discussed the President’s meetings with Chairman Kim during the Hanoi Summit and next steps on DPRK engagement. The two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the denuclearization of the DPRK. pic.twitter.com/SYfN3sNcxL— Robert Palladino (@StateDeputySPOX) March 2, 2019
The two leaders have repeatedly said they expected the talks in Hanoi to bring good results. However, the sides failed to agree on concessions in order to reach a deal.
Back in June 2018, at the historic summit in Singapore, Trump and Kim in a joint statement expressed their commitment to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.