Wednesday 20 February 2019

Donald Trump to hold a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

Summit: US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Summit: US President Donald Trump (right) and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

President Donald Trump is to hold a second summit with the leader of North Korea near the end of February to try to coax the North to give up its nuclear programme.

The announcement came at the White House on Friday after Mr Trump met with a North Korean envoy.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Mr Trump met for 90 minutes with Kim Yong Chol to discuss denuclearisation and a second summit.

She said the president looks forward to meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a place to be announced at a later date.

Mr Trump had his first, historic meeting with Kim Jong Un last June in Singapore and reached a vague denuclearisation agreement, but little tangible progress has been made since.

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