‘Kim will meet Trump again’

Seoul says the second N. Korea- U.S. summit will be held at ‘earliest date possible’
Kim Jong-un has agreed to hold a second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump as soon as possible, Seoul said on Sunday, after Washington’s top diplomat held “productive” talks on denuclearisation with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Mr. Kim on Sunday morning for around two hours of talks followed by a lunch in the North’s capital, before flying to Seoul on a whirlwind diplomatic visit to the region. Mr. Pompeo said “he agreed with Chairman Kim to hold the second U.S.-North Korea summit at the earliest date possible,” South Korea’s presidential office s aid in a statement, although no specific time or location has yet been agreed.Mr. Pompeo and Mr. Kim also discussed “denuclearisation steps that will be taken by North Korea and the issue of attendance by the U.S. government,” as well as “corresponding measures” to be taken by the U.S., the statement said. The visit was Mr. Pompeo’s fourth to North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump met Mr. Kim in Singapore in June for the first-ever summit between the countries, resulting in what critics say was only a vague commitment by the North Korean leader towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. “We continue to make progress on agreements made at Singapore Summit. Thanks for hosting me and my team,” Mr. Pompeo tweeted.
The dovish Moon, who held three summits with Mr. Kim this year, said the “whole world” was watching with keen interest the outcomes of Mr. Pompeo’s trip.

Source  :  https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-international/kim-will-meet-trump-again/article25152256.ece

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