The right-hand man to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in New York to discuss a historic summit.
Gen Kim Yong-chol dined with Mr Pompeo after flying in from China, and the two are due to meet again on Thursday.
He is the most senior North Korean to visit the US in nearly 20 years.
US President Donald Trump cancelled the 12 June summit, but both sides have since made fresh efforts to hold it as planned.
Scheduled to happen in Singapore, the historic meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un would be the first between sitting US and North Korean leaders.