The U.S. military is expecting the repatriation of U.S. service members' remains from North Korea in coming days, officials said Wednesday, a sign of renewed cooperation between the two countries in the wake of President Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un.
"United Nations Command Korea is planning for the repatriation of the remains of U.S. service members previously recovered by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea," said Col. Chad Carroll, a spokesman for U.S. forces in Korea.
As part of Trump's agreement to address North Korea's nuclear program, the two nations committed to sending home the remains of U.S. soldiers.
Officials said a transfer could occur in the next few days but that details and exact timing have not been finalized.
According to the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, 7,800 American service members remain unaccounted for from the Korean War, and about 5,300 are believed to be located within North Korea.