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Trump to grant Kim Jong Un's wishes after denuclearisation: S Korea president

AFP  |  Hong Kong 

US will grant North Korea's Un his wishes if he delivers on denuclearisation, the South Korean said Sunday, following talks on the sidelines of the summit.

As officials work to arrange a second meeting between Trump and Kim, South Korea's Moon Jae-in relayed a message to reporters given to him by the US to pass on to the North's

"And the message was that President Trump has a very friendly view of Kim and that he likes him, and so he wishes Kim would implement the rest of their agreement and that he would make what Kim wants come true," Moon told the agency while en route to

Speaking in Buenos Aires, where he discussed the situation on the with Moon, Trump said he hoped to organize a follow-up meeting with Kim for early 2019.

"We're getting along very well. We have a good relationship," he said.

When asked Saturday if he would ever host the North Korean in the United States, Trump replied: "At some point, yeah."

Trump and Kim held a historic summit in earlier this year, signing a vaguely worded deal on denuclearisation.

But progress has generally been slow, with the two countries sparring over the exact meaning of the agreement.

US officials insist on the complete, verified and irreversible denuclearisation of the before sanctions are lifted.

The North has rejected demands for what it calls "unilateral" disarmament, and has instead sought unspecified reciprocal US measures in a gradual process.

Differences also remain between and on how to proceed with Kim, as the dovish Moon favors more robust engagement with the North.

North and South have begun to remove landmines and destroy military bunkers at parts of their common border as part of efforts to improve long-strained relations.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 03:30 IST
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