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China is a key player in the diplomatic shuffle as it is North Korea's main diplomatic ally and trade partner.
As officials work to arrange a second meeting between Trump and Kim, South Korea's Moon Jae-in relayed a message to reporters given to him by the US president to pass on to the North's leader.
The ministry said North Korea could bring back its "pyongjin" policy of simultaneously advancing its nuclear force and economic development if the United States doesn't change its stance.
By Friday, all guards will be disarmed, ministry spokeswoman Choi Hyun-soo said, part of a recent diplomatic thaw between the two foes that has gathered pace.
South Korea said Monday's talks will be aimed at finding ways to carry out peace agreements announced after the summit last month between Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong Un.
Earlier this week Moon's foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha told parliament that Seoul was reviewing its own sanctions against the North.
South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has given a hint of what a grand bargain between the two countries could look like.
Pompeo arrives Saturday in Japan, a treaty-bound US ally which has been privately uneasy about Trump's rapid reconciliation with the totalitarian state, before he meets Sunday in Pyongyang with Kim.
In a press briefing, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said that Mike Pompeo will talk to DPRK's top leader, Kim Jong Un, on Sunday, Chinese News Agency, Xinhua said.
In a statement, Pompeo said that the nuclear talks between the two countries would lead to long-lasting peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in flies to Pyongyang on Tuesday for his third summit of the year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The two sides are expected to discuss a series of issues, such as withdrawing DMZ guard posts on a trial basis and carrying out a joint project to excavate Korean War remains in the buffer zone.
This year's anniversary downplayed the missiles and nuclear weapons that brought the country to the brink of conflict with the United States just one year ago.
The current North Korea-US talks have been stuck in an impasse due to their differences in the scale of denuclearization, US sanctions, and whether to issue a war-ending declaration.
Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will also meet in Pyongyang on Sept. 18-20 for a third summit and discuss “practical measures” towards denuclearisation