Kim Jong Un
There was still some hard work to be done ahead of the upcoming summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a Washington envoy said Saturday after three days of talks in Pyongyang.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not plan to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping before a March 1 deadline set by the two countries to achieve a trade deal, Reuters writes.
Asked during an event in the Oval Office whether there would be a meeting before the deadline, Trump said: "No."
U.S. President Donald Trump will hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late February but will maintain economic sanctions on Pyongyang, the White House said on Jan. 18 after Trump met Pyongyang's top nuclear negotiator.
North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un, arrived in China on Monday for a four-day visit at the invitation of President Xi Jinping, Chinese and North Korean official media said, quoted by Washington Post.
The visit offers Kim and Xi an opportunity to co-ordinate second summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.
International inspectors will be allowed into North Korea's dismantled nuclear testing site, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Oct. 8, after a meeting with Kim Jong Un in which he said "significant progress" was made towards denuclearisation.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wanted to produce a "big outcome" as he began three days of summit talks on Sept. 18 with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear diplomacy.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attacked "hostile forces" over "brigandish" sanctions, state media reported Friday, as Washington seeks to maintain pressure on Pyongyang over its nuclear programme.