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South Korean president wants third Trump, Kim Jong Un meeting

South Korean President Moon Jae-in wants President Trump and Kim Jong Un to meet soon to resume stalled nuclear negotiations, a Seoul official said Wednesday.

Moon’s suggestion for another US-North Korea summit came during a video conference with European Council President Charles Michel on Tuesday.

“I believe there’s a need for North Korea and the United States to try dialogue one more time before the US presidential election,” a presidential official quoted Moon as saying.

“The issues of nuclear programs and sanctions will ultimately have to be resolved through North Korea-US talks.”

Moon’s office reached out to Washington about a possible meeting and officials there are making efforts to resume talks, the South Korean official said.

Trump and Kim met for the first time in 2018 in Singapore — where the two leaders signed an agreement pledging that Pyongyang would give up its nuclear weapons.

Their second summit in early 2019 in Vietnam was cut short.

Trump and Kim met again in June of that year at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas and agreed to restart negotiations. But the talks between the two sides stalled in October.

With Post Wires


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