US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday expressed his hope that the US-North Korean dialogue will continue.
"The two sides agreed that more talks should be held, and I hope we can continue the dialogue," Pompeo said in the Philippine capital Manila during a brief visit after his country's summit with North Korea ended without an agreement.
"His country and its North Korean counterpart did not quite reach the summit as much as we hoped," he said, adding that "the two sides nevertheless made some progress at the two-day summit in Hanoi."
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un ended their second summit, held on February 27-28 in Vietnam, without a disarmament deal on the Korean Peninsula.
Trump told reporters after the summit that North Korea wanted to lift US sanctions against the country in exchange for nuclear disarmament, but did not accept it.
North Korean Foreign Minister Ry Yang Huo said that Pyongyang did not call for the abolition of all sanctions at the summit, but only proposed lifting those sanctions that directly harm the civilian economy, which contradicts Trump's words. Finished