North Korea, meanwhile, has called on the United States to ease worldwide economic sanctions and allow it to receive humanitarian aid from other countries, saying it has already begun to take concrete steps toward denuclearization.
The US envoy was also likely to have discussed protocol and security matters for the upcoming Trump-Kim summit with his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok Chol. "He may surprise some but he won't surprise me, because I have gotten to know him and fully understand how capable he is", he wrote in his post.
Despite the hype of Trump's first meeting with Kim, the highly orchestrated one-day meeting in Singapore only produced a vague aspirational vow about a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula without describing when and how it would occur.
They were expected to meet in mid-February on the sidelines of an global forum in Germany but dropped the plan after Pompeo canceled his European trip, a senior Japanese Foreign Ministry official said.
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In a speech at Stanford University in California last week, Biegun said that he would be aiming in his talks for "a roadmap of negotiations and declarations going forward, and a shared understanding of the desired outcomes of our joint efforts".
While in the U.S. view, NKorea has yet to take concrete steps to give up its nuclear weapons, Pyongyang complains that Washington has done little to reciprocate for its freezing of nuclear and missile testing and dismantling of some facilities.
But progress has since stalled, with the two sides disagreeing over what that means.
Trump has been eager for a second summit despite a lack of significant moves by North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.
"The exercise plans for the first half of this year are set to be announced after the North-US summit", the source told Yonhap News Agency on condition of anonymity.
North Korea has yet to provide any official confirmation of the summit and Kim Jong Un appeared to make no mention of it during a meeting earlier with the top brass of the Korean People's Army.