The high-level talks, which were a follow-up to late April meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, were expected to take place on the southern side of the truce village of Panmunjom.
The historic Trump-Kim meeting is shaping up to be a crucial moment in the global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. "And the victims of an abduction, a plot to make the political use of them, should be sent immediately back" to their families, the Choson Sinbo newspaper said.
The Yomiuri Shimbun report also noted that during Kim's visit, he had asked Xi for some form of economic assistance during the intermediate phase of disarmament, should his regime and the United States come to an agreement.
Seoul's Unification Ministry said it was informed by the North today that eight South Korean journalists will be invited.
Last month, Pompeo became the first known USA official to meet with Kim, where he helped lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting with Trump.
Pompeo spoke about what it was like to meet Kim, whom few Americans have interacted with personally.
Last week, the U.S. House Armed Services Committee ratified an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that will guarantee troops stay above 22,000, according to Yonhap.
The appetite for property purchases in light of cooling tensions on the peninsula has also spread to South Korea, where demand for property in small towns and sparsely populated rural areas around the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is surging to bet on an influx of people and investment.