Reporter: «But what message does that send that's New York and not D.C.?» «I don't think it sends any kind of message. I mean if you're if you're the North Koreans you're travelling a really far distance, regardless of whether it's Washington D.C. or or New York City. And I think it shows the importance of this meeting to look forward and look ahead to the planned meetings that the president... Еще would have with his counterpart in the future.» US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet with North Korea's vice chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol in New York, as announced by US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert during a press briefing in Washington D.C. on Tuesday. According to Nauert, Kim Yong Chol will arrive in the US later this week. Nauert also added that US officials have travelled to the Korean demilitarised zone and to Singapore for preparatory talks concerning a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. «The United States continues to actively prepare for President Trump's expected summit,» she said. «I think it's pretty impressive thinking about where we were one year ago, where we were even six months ago for that matter, and now we have three simultaneous meetings taking place on this matter to talk about the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,» Nauert stated.