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Kim sent a 'very interesting' letter to Trump: S Korea

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South Korean said on Thursday that North Korean leader has sent a "very interesting" letter to US amid stalled denuclearisation negotiations between the two sides.

Moon, who is on an official visit to Norway, made these remarks and expressed hope of meeting Kim for a fourth time regardless of its timing, venue and formality, News Agency reported.

The South Korean said he was briefed on Trump's recent comments, where he said that he had received another "beautiful" and "warm" letter from Kim.

The letter was apparently sent on the occasion of

"There's a very interesting part that President Trump did not announce," Moon said during a joint press conference with Norwegian

Moon reiterated that he was ready to meet Kim at any time. "Accordingly, the timing is up to Kim," he said.

Both Moon and Kim had met thrice last year, with the first meeting being held after a gap of 11 years.

Talking about inter-Korean relations, Moon underlined that "substantive progress" in denuclearisation is the key for achieving peace and stability in the despite the easing of military tensions between the two sides.

"The Demilitarized Zone dividing the is being transformed into a peace zone. At the same time, humanitarian exchanges and support will continue," he said.

Backing the lifting of international sanctions on North Korea, Moon said that inter-Korean ties could be strengthened further with the initiation of various economic cooperation projects, including the reopening of the

Meanwhile, Solberg said that North Korea's nuclear weapons programmes are a potential "destabilizing factor" in regional and global security.

"That's why security situations on the are a focus of global attention," she said.

The Norwegian also said that she and Moon noted that denuclearisation is an "extremely important" goal not only in the region but also globally.

North has repeatedly insisted that the removal of sanctions will help spur economic growth, whereas the US has reaffirmed that sanctions will not be removed until the communist country completely stopped its nuclear weapons programme.

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First Published: Thu, June 13 2019. 19:38 IST