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Timeline of recent events on the Korean Peninsula

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2018
Jan. 1 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says in his New Year address that he is willing to sit face to face with the U.S. president again anytime.
U.S. President Donald Trump says that he is looking forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim, whom he says realizes so well that his country possesses great economic potential.
Jan. 2 U.S. President Donald Trump reveals in a cabinet meeting that he just received a “great letter” from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Jan. 7-10 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un sits down with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing for their fourth summit.
Jan. 15 CNN reported that a letter from U.S. President Donald Trump had been delivered to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Jan. 17 Kim Yong-chol, the vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North's ruling Workers' Party, visits Washington D.C. to meet with U.S. leaders.
Jan. 18 Kim Yong-chol, the vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North's ruling Workers' Party, meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and then with U.S. President Donald Trump.
The White House announces the second U.S.-North Korea summit will be held in late February.
Jan. 19-20 Nuclear envoys of South Korea, the U.S. and North Korea meet in Stockholm for working-level talks to prepare for the second North Korea-U.S. summit.
A Swedish foreign ministry spokesperson says constructive talks were held covering issues concerning developments on the Korean Peninsula, such as confidence building, economic development, and long-term engagement.
Jan. 31 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun unveils in a lecture at Stanford University that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un committed to the dismantlement and destruction of his plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities during an October visit by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in exchange for Washington’s corresponding measures. Special Representative Biegun says U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. is ready to end the Korean War.
Feb. 6 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun launches pre-summit negotiations with his North Korean counterpart Kim Hyok-chol.
In his State of the Union address, U.S. President Donald Trump reveals his second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will be held in Vietnam on Feb. 27-28.
Feb. 9 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun briefs Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Special Representative for Korean Peninsula Peace and Security Affairs Lee Do-hoon on the outcomes of his working-level talks with the North.
Feb. 14 Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of a security conference in Poland.