Trump, Kim hopeful of striking deal in next summit

Seoul,July 02 : North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump agreed at their meeting on Sunday to resume dialogue for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. This is what a North Korean state media said on Monday. Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea on Sunday when he met Kim in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between the two Koreas (South and North).

Two leaders agreed to resume stalled nuclear talks. The meeting, initiated by a tweet by Trump that Kim said took him by surprise, displayed the rapport between the two, but analysts said they were no closer to narrowing the gap between their positions since they walked away from their summit in February in Vietnam. Trump said on Twitter on Monday he had a “great meeting” with Kim and he looked “forward to seeing him again soon.”

Trump said U.S. and North Korean negotiators would be meeting “to work on some solutions to very long-term and persistent problems.” “No rush, but I am sure we will ultimately get there!” he said. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters shortly before departing South Korea that a new round of talks would likely happen “sometime in July … probably in the next two or three weeks.” (Agencies)

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