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Macron urges Trump to hold 'tough talks' with N Korea

AFP  |  Paris 

French has called for "tough talks" with as he spoke to and hailed plans for a historic meeting between the US and North Korean leaders.

"The international community must maintain its unity for tough talks with to pave the way for a denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," Macron's office quoted him as telling the US in a telephone call.

The move is a high-stakes encounter for both Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un, who have traded insults in the past and threatened to wipe out each other out.

of the summit, which South Korean Moon Jae-in said was "like a miracle", is the latest step in a quickening detente.

North and exchanged envoys as sent a delegation to the South's Winter Olympics, which had dubbed the "Peace Games".

The thaw came after a period of extreme tension between and

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 02:35 IST