The former North Korean military intelligence chief arrived in Washington on Thursday to meet the United States Secretary of State and possibly the US president, South Korean agency Yonhap reported Friday.
Kim Yong-chol flew to the US capital from Beijing for a meeting with Mike Pompeo on Friday aimed at finalizing a second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Kim Yong-chol is accompanied by Kim Song-hye, director of the North Korean workers party United Front Department, and Choe Kang-il, acting director-general for the North Korean foreign ministry's North American affairs.
According to media reports, the North Korean delegation has no plans to leave the US capital before Saturday, which leaves them ample time for the scheduled meeting with Pompeo, confirmed by American sources to several media, and possibly also one with Trump.
The White House has yet to comment on whether Trump, who has no public event on his schedule for Friday, will receive the North Korean official.