WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump will visit South Korea next month to meet his counterpart Moon Jae In over their efforts to persuade North Korea to scrap its nuclear weapons arsenal, the White House said on Wednesday. It will be the second meeting between the pair since the collapse of a summit between Mr Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi in February after they failed to reach a deal on denuclearisation. “President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearisation of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” the White House said in a statement, using North Korea’s official name. The dovish South Korean president, who has backed engagement with the nuclear-armed North, brokered the talks between Mr Trump and Mr Kim, which led to their first landmark summit in Singapore last June. But security allies Seoul and Washington have at times appeared to diverge on their approach to Pyongyang, and Seoul’s simultaneous announcement of the visit was noticeably different in its phrasing. A statement issued by the South’s presidential office said the two leaders will discuss “establishing a lasting peace regime through the complete denuclearisation of the… Read full this story
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