SEOUL, March 12 (Xinhua) -- South Korea's top diplomat will visit Washington this week to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and discuss ways on the cooperation in the agreed-upon talks between South Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and between the United States and the DPRK.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Monday that Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha will visit Washington from Thursday to Saturday and have a meeting with Tillerson during her three-day stay.

During the meeting, Kang and Tillerson will share the assessment of situations on the Korean Peninsula, which made a rapid progress recently.

The two diplomats will make an in-depth discussion on ways to closely cooperate between Seoul and Washington, regarding issues on the agreed talks between Seoul and Pyongyang and between Washington and Pyongyang, as well as the denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

Special envoys of South Korean President Moon Jae-in met U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington last week to brief Trump on their DPRK visit and convey top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's eagerness to meet the U.S. president.

Trump told the envoys that he would meet the DPRK leader by May to achieve a permanent denuclearization.

The leaders of the two Koreas had agreed to hold a summit in late April at Peace House, a South Korean building in truce village of Panmunjom.

Kang and Tillerson will also talk about trade issues, including the recent U.S. protectionist moves. The United States planned to impose heavy tariffs on steel imports, including those from South Korea.