Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea’s Kim in January or February
Washington (AFP) Dec 2, 2018 –
US President Donald Trump said Saturday he hoped to organize a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in early 2019, perhaps as soon as January or February.
Trump told reporters traveling home to Washington with him aboard Air Force One from Argentina that “three sites” were in consideration for the meeting, a follow-up to their historic summit in Singapore in June.
“I think we’re going to do one fairly (soon) — you know, into January, February, I think,” said Trump, who had been in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit.
“We’re getting along very well. We have a good relationship.”
In the Argentine capital, Trump held separate bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday that primarily focused on trade, but the US leader said Xi he had agreed to work with him “100 percent” on North Korea.
When asked Saturday if he would ever host the North Korean leader in the United States, Trump replied: “At some point, yeah.”
In June, Trump and Kim opened up a face-to-face dialogue after months of trading military threats and pointed barbs.
The two leaders signed a vaguely worded document on denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, but progress has since stalled as Washington and Pyongyang spar over the meaning of the document.
North Korea has taken few concrete steps to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was due to meet with a top North Korean official in early November, but the meeting was abruptly put off, with Pyongyang insisting that Washington ease sanctions.
On Friday, Trump discussed the situation with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the sidelines of the G20 summit.
The pair “reaffirmed their commitment to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization” of North Korea, Trump’s spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said.
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