US President Donald Trump and the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Un want to come at the end of February to make a second summit. The place to be later announced, the spokeswoman for the White house, Sarah Sanders, on Friday after a Meeting between Trump and North Korea’s negotiator Kim Yong Chol in the White house. Last Vietnam as a possible location in the conversation.
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Trump had received Kim Yong Chol on Friday at the White house in Washington. About the specific content of approximately one and a half hour long conversation, nothing was known. US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, Kim Yong Chol and North Korea invited the two delegations to the conversation in the White house for lunch, as the U.S. state Department confirmed.
Donald Trump: Maximum pressure remains for the time being,
Trump and Kim had met in June 2018, at a historic summit in Singapore for the first time. There, the North Korean stressed the power of commander-in-chief his willingness to “complete denuclearization”. However, concrete Commitments, when North Korea wants to disarm its nuclear weapons Arsenal, and how the consideration of the United States might look like, were so far.
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The isolated Stalinist country calls for an easing of international sanctions. But Trump has made it clear that he wants to for the time being, sticking to the policy of maximum pressure on North Korea. Last little progress in the talks had become known.
Kim Jong-Un: Least proximity to China
North Korea’s rulers had recently demonstrated its proximity to China. Kim was last week in Beijing, where he held talks with President Xi Jinping. It is believed that he wanted to align its strategy with the Chinese leadership. China is by far North Korea’s most important trading partner and is regarded as a lifeline for the country.
the same Time as the Meeting in Washington, it should give according to media reports, high-level talks in Sweden, where, among other things, North Korea’s Vice-foreign Minister Choe Son-Hui, and the US-Korea special envoy, Stephen Biegun, as well as the Swedish foreign Minister, Margot Wallström, will participate. The Swedish foreign Ministry confirmed the Meeting. Sweden takes on diplomatic duties for the United States in North Korea is true, because the United States had no diplomatic representation.
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