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Trump hopes to meet Kim early 2019

IANS  |  Buenos Aires 

US has said that he hopes to have a second meeting with North Korean in January or February 2019 and that they were considering three places for the summit.

"I think we're going to do one fairly (soon) - into January, February," Trump told the media on Saturday night while aboard Air Force One, returning to from the Summit in

Trump said they had discussed three sites for the summit but had not decided anything, adding that he was open to receiving Kim in the US at some point, reports news.

In September, the said that he wanted to schedule a second summit with Kim. However an impasse in negotiations has delayed the planning for the meet, which would give continuity to the process initiated at the historic summit in in June.

After Trump and Kim agreed to work towards the denuclearization of the in the first summit, progress has been largely symbolic owing to the absence of a clear route map for disarmament.

The US has urged to take concrete steps towards denuclearization, whereas has demanded guarantees for its survival before the signing of a peace treaty.

During the summit, Trump met South Korean Moon Jae-in and Japanese and agreed to stay firm in the application of sanctions on until it takes significant steps towards denuclearization.

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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 13:42 IST
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