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Kim seeks second Trump summit ‘at an early date’: Moon

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is hoping

for a second summit with US President Donald Trump soon, the South's

President Moon Jae-in said Thursday after a three-day trip to his neighbour.

Chairman Kim Jong Un expressed hopes for a second summit with President

Trump at an early date, Moon told reporters on his return to Seoul.

Kim and Trump held a historic and high-profile meeting in Singapore in

June, where the North's leader committed to work towards denuclearisation of

the Korean peninsula, but no details were agreed.

Washington and Pyongyang have subsequently sparred over what that means and

how it will be achieved, with the Trump administration consistently referring

to the denuclearisation of North Korea specifically.

The process had become deadlocked until Moon's trip to Pyongyang, where Kim

agreed to permanently dismantle a missile testing site.

Experts were sceptical but the Trump administration immediately welcomed

the move, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo inviting his North Korean

counterpart to meet next week on the sidelines of the United Nations General


Kim also hoped Pompeo would soon visit the North again, Moon said, and was

seeking fast progress in denuclearisation.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)