South Korean special envoy Chung Eui-yong left on Thursday for Washington to meet with U.S. National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and other officials, and according to a report by Hong Kong based South China Morning Post, Chung could be carrying a message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to be delivered to the Trump administration.
Chung is traveling to Washington with South Korea's National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon who according to multiple sources will meet with U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo.
Kim Jong-un's younger sister Kim Yo-jong, who spearheaded a charm offensive from Pyongyang when she attended the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics last month, personally invited President Moon Jae-in to visit Pyongyang.
Kim Yo-jong is the first and only member of the North's ruling Kim dynasty to have set foot on South Korean soil since the division of the Korean peninsula.
The younger Kim's presence in PyeongChang has been regarded as the stepping stone that allowed the subsequent visit of South Korea's special envoys to Pyongyang early this week.
However, Seoul has neither denied nor acknowledged the veracity of the possibility of Kim Jong-un sending his sister to Washington in order to pave the way for a North Korea-U.S. summit.
Ji Myung-kil, Arirang News.