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Trump says meeting with DPRK's top leader Kim likely early next year

Trump says meeting with DPRK's top leader Kim likely early next year

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in say tensions have eased significantly since then, but Ban, who is in Tokyo for a World Bank event, said the crisis is not over and that North Korea should fully disclose its nuclear weapons inventory to a trusted global organisation such as the worldwide Atomic Energy Agency.

Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, arrived in the South Pacific nation late Sunday after attending the Group of 20 Nations summit in Argentina. -North Korea summit and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to South Korea.

While the North has repeatedly stressed these reciprocal measures should involve relief from worldwide sanctions, President Moon on Tuesday said he believed there were other ways for Washington to build trust.

South Korea's president said Tuesday no timeframe has been set for a historic visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite both hoping it will take place this year.

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After their third meeting in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang in September, Moon said Kim agreed to make a reciprocal visit to Seoul this year.

President Moon Jae-in met with New Zealand's main opposition leader on Monday during his state visit to the country and discussed ways to advance bilateral cooperation.

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the global community if he wants sanctions lifted.

Ban said he hopes their second summit will occur at a time when the global community feels confident about North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation.

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Trump said he had a "good relationship" with the North Korean leader and stressed that the negotiations to denuclearize the Korean peninsula had only been going on six to seven months.

Since the initial agreement for denuclearization, the United States has pressed the North Koreans to provide information on the entirety of its nuclear operations.

Moon said he and Trump agreed during their meeting that Kim's trip to Seoul would play a "very positive role" in US-North Korea nuclear diplomacy. The two countries signed a free-trade deal in 2015.

He said he hopes to take a two-track approach with Tokyo on North Korea, . something he says Japanese government will agree on. In June, Trump and Kim opened up dialogue on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after months of trading military threats and pointed barbs.

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