| US special representative for North Korea Sung Kim with his Japanese counterpart Takehiro Funakoshi and South Korean counterpart Noh Kyu-duk at a meeting in Tokyo, Japan September 14, 2021. (Photo: AFP/VNA)
Kim will travel to Hawaii from this Thursday through next Tuesday for a meeting with South Korea's Noh Kyu-duk and Japan's Funakoshi Takehiro. The three nuclear envoys will be accompanying their foreign ministers, who are also set to hold three-way foreign ministerial talks on Saturday.
The meetings follow a series of North Korean missile launches, which the US has condemned as serious violations of multiple UN Security Council resolutions. The North has so far fired nine ballistic missile in seven rounds of missile tests this year.