Trump says he is discussing potential further meetings with North Korea's Kim

Trump says he is discussing potential further meetings with North Korea's Kim

Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump at the second North Korea-US summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Feb 28, 2019. (REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo)

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said he and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will discuss North Korea during their White House meeting on Thursday (Apr 11), including potential additional summits with the North's leader, Kim Jong Un.

Trump said good things have come out of negotiations with North Korea even though Washington did not get what it wanted from the meetings with Kim. He said great progress was made and that he got to know and respect the North Korean leader.

Moon was in Washington for talks that he hoped would help put denuclearisation with North Korea back on track after a failed summit between the United States and North Korean leaders in February.

Ahead of his trip, aides to Moon stressed the need to revive US-North Korea talks as soon as possible after a second summit between Trump and Kim collapsed in Hanoi on Feb 28.

Trump extended his wishes to Kim in remarks with Moon by his side, while Moon told Trump that there was a dramatic turnaround in the situation on the Korean Peninsula after Trump's first meeting with Kim.

Moon said he believed Trump's diplomacy has led to a reduction in military tension and he believes the issues can be resolved through dialogue.

Source: Reuters/de

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