USA prepares for North Korea summit with Kim Jong-un as Trump focuses on nuclear threat

Friday, April 13, 2018
By Paul Martin

THE United States is preparing for Donald Trump’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un with the nuclear threat on the Korean peninsula top of the agenda for high profile talks with Japan
Fri, Apr 13, 2018

A US official said preparations are underway in setting up the summit with North Korea but admitted a time and place is yet to be set.

The summit will be a major milestone in US foreign policy with Donald Trump expected to come face to face with Kim Jong-un.

And the US President and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will focus focus heavily on the challenge posed by North Korea’s nuclear arms program when they meet next week in Florida, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday.

The Trump-Abe summit at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach comes as US officials are working to set up a summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late May or early June.

A US official said: “Communications will by definition have to be sufficient for us to establish and prepare a successful summit. Preparations are under way.”

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