US President Trump Says Next Summit With North Korea Currently At Works
(Photo: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo)
The US President Donald Trump confirmed on Tuesday that his administration is already preparing the details for the upcoming second summit between him and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, in which they are considering three or four possible locations as the venue for the said international event.
Citing the statement he gave during a press briefing in the Oval Office, the POTUS said that the meeting is certainly happening and that his staff is already setting up on a different location, different from their first bilateral summit in Singapore way back in June, the report from The Hill indicated.
The US head of state further revealed three to four possible locations for the aforementioned event.
Back in June, President Trump and Chairman Kim met face to face for what is considered to be as one of the most significant developments in the global political arena.
Both leaders forged on a pact that would work towards the complete denuclearisation in the Korean Peninsula which would thereby rid the region and its nearby territories free from nuclear threats.
The so-called historic meeting bore other agreements which were all geared towards the improvement of the bilateral ties between the two said nations.
The earlier details of the accord indicated Washington's promise to lift the sanctions placed on the Hermit Kingdom and withdraw its military forces in South Korea. In exchange, Pyongyang should dismantle its nuclear facilities in the presence of international governing bodies, and to ultimately end its nuclear development program.
Despite criticisms thrown at the supposed dwindling progress of the nuclear talks, Trump maintained that the negotiation is clearly moving forward.
As cited over at Politico, the American leader said that the speed to which the process has been going is admirable given the absence of nuclear tests and rockets fired on the side of North Korea.
Trump maintained that he and the NoKor chairman share a warm relationship and that they both clearly like each other.
Pompeo's Earlier Confirmation
Days ahead of Trump's announcement, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the press on Sunday that his meeting with Kim was rather productive in a sense that the latter remains committed to the proposed second round of summit with Washington.
Moreover, Kim has already reportedly given access to nuclear inspectors from other countries and organization to inspect the Punggye-Ri nuke test site and verify its claims of disassembly.
Pompeo's North Korean visit, however, failed to specify various significant information on the denuclearization process such as the inventory of the North's nuke weapons, its production sites, and storage facilities.