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Trump accepts N.Korea's offer to meet

IANS  |  Washington 

US on Thursday agreed to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, saying that he would do so by May, officials said.

According to South Korean officials in Washington, to start the talks with Donald Trump, offered the suspension of his nuclear and ballistic missile programme, reported.

South Korean representatives in led by Chung Eui-yong, of National Security Office, delivered to Trump a letter which Kim had handed to him on Monday during their meeting in

"Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet by May to achieve permanent denuclearization," said.

"Along with Trump," the South Korean added, "we are optimistic about continuing a diplomatic process to prove the possibility of a peaceful resolution."

Chung also said that South Korea, the US and the rest of the allies will maintain diplomatic and economic "pressure" until "matches its words with concrete actions."

Before coming to on Thursday, had been in on Monday to meet with Kim, who "expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible."

The North Korean leader also "pledged that will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests," and said that he "is committed to denuclearization."

and also agreed the holding of a meeting between the North Korean leader and the South Korean President Moon Jae-in on the border between the two Koreas in April.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 07:34 IST