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Second meeting with North Korea's Kim in not-too-distant future: Trump

Trump made the statement after meeting with his South Korean counterpart

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

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File photo: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at Singapore summit | Photo: Reuters

US President Donald Trump on Monday announced to have a second summit meeting with North Korean leader in the not-too-distant future.

"I am going to be meeting with Chairman Kim in the not-too-distant future. The location is being worked on, the time is being worked on, and we will be announcing it," Trump told reporters during a meeting with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-In, in New York, on the sidelines of the annual UN General Assembly.

Later, the White House said the two leaders discussed plans for a second summit between Trump and Chairman Kim and committed to closely coordinating the next steps.

Moon shared with Trump the outcomes of this month's inter-Korean summit, which included Democratic People's Republic of Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un's reiteration of his commitment to completing denuclearisation, the White House said.

"Trump commended President Moon on conducting a successful third inter-Korean summit with Chairman Kim and noted that there remained much work to be done to accomplish their mutual goal of achieving the final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea," said a readout of the meeting.

The two leaders agreed on the importance of maintaining vigorous enforcement of the existing sanctions to ensure understands that denuclearisation is the only path to economic prosperity and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula, it added.

First Published: Tue, September 25 2018. 06:55 IST