Trump hopes to meet with North Korean leader "in January or February" – The Economic Journal

Trump hopes to meet with North Korean leader "in January or February" - The Economic Journal


"I think we're going to have a [encontro] very soon in January or February, "Donald Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on his return trip from Buenos Aires, where he attended the G20 summit in Washington.

"We talked about three locations, but we have not yet decided anything," added the President, confirming that he was willing to receive Kim Jong-un in the United States "at some point."

In September, Trump said he wanted to schedule a second summit with Kim, but the deadlock in talks postponed the meeting, which would continue the historic Singapore meeting last June.

In Singapore, the two leaders agreed to "work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", but so far progress has been only symbolic due to the absence of a road map for disarmament.

The United States has called on North Korea for concrete and significant steps towards denuclearization, while the North Korean regime calls for a peace treaty to be signed first to help ensure its survival.

In mid-November last, North Korea carried out the first test of weapons in almost a year. Observers said it was a form of pressure to revive dialogue with Washington.

During the G20 summit on Friday and Saturday in Buenos Aires, Trump met separately with South Korea's President, Moon Jae-in, and with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, having agreed with the two leaders continued the sanctions to Pyongyang, as long as the regime did not move forward in the denuclearization process.



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