After visiting Taiwan, Nancy Pelosi, the US House Speaker arrived in South Korea on Thursday, as her work schedule will include her visit to North Korea’s border.
A South Korean official told Pelosi who arrived in Seoul late yesterday, that she will visit Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), as the forces of the two neighbors stand face to face.
Pelosi will be the most senior official to visit Panmunjom, a truce village between the two Koreas since former US President Donald Trump visited North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un there in 2019.
The US House Speaker discussed nuclear weapon systems with Kim Jin-pyo, the head of the National Assembly.
Kim, who has read a joint statement after his meeting with Pelosi, mentioned that both are concerned about the dangerous situation, which raises the level of threat from North Korea.
The two parliaments called on a strong deterrence against the North and said they will support their leaders’ efforts to denuclearize Pyongyang.
Pyongyang has been conducting a series of weapons this year, as well as launching Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) for the first time since 2017.
South Korea is the fourth destination on Pelosi’s Asian trip, after Singapore, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
The US House Speaker is scheduled to travel to Japan later on Thursday.