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Donald Trump says US officials arrive in North Korea to prepare for talks with Kim Jong-un

"Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself," said Donald Trump in a message on Twitter.

By: Reuters | Washington | Updated: May 28, 2018 8:13:35 am
Donald Trump says US officials arrive in North Korea to prepare for talks US President Donald Trump, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/File)

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday his team arrived in North Korea to arrange for his possible meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

In a message on Twitter, Trump said: “Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself. I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!”

Earlier on Sunday, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had reaffirmed his commitment to “complete” denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Read | South Korea says North Korea’s Kim reaffirms commitment to summit with Trump

Moon and Kim agreed at a surprise second meeting on Saturday that a possible North Korea-US summit, currently planned for June 12 in Singapore, must be held successfully, Moon told a news conference in Seoul.

Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Trump in Washington in a bid to keep the high-stakes US-North Korea summit on track, said he delivered Trump’s “firm will” to end the hostile relationship with North Korea and pursue bilateral economic cooperation.

 

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