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Seoul Hopes Kim's China Trip Leads to 2nd Kim-Trump Summit

2nd Kim-Trump summit could be in the works Photo: MGN Online. 2nd Kim-Trump summit could be in the works

January 08, 2019 08:53 AM

BEIJING (AP) - South Korea says it hopes North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China will act as a "stepping stone" for a second summit between Kim and President Donald Trump.
    
South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom made the comments a few hours after Kim arrived in Beijing on Tuesday aboard a special train for a four-day visit.
    
The spokesman says he hopes impending China-North Korea talks will also help contribute to achieving complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
    
South Korea's liberal President Moon Jae-in favors a negotiated solution to the North Korean nuclear confrontations. He has facilitated a flurry of high-profile nuclear diplomacy between North Korea and the United States, including Kim's summit with Trump in Singapore last June.

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