South Korea’ Moon Jae-in, US’ Donald Trump to hold summit at White House on April 11, amid Hanoi summit nuclear deal impasse

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United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a summit with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in at the White House on April 11, amid a nuclear agreement impasse with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un following the Hanoi summit failure between Washington and Pyongyang.

According to ANI news reports, Seoul presidential office Cheong Wa Dae has issued a statement to inform that the president will visit Washington on April 10 to hold a summit with the US president at White House.

At a media briefing in Seoul, Seoul’s senior secretary for public relations Yoon Do-han said, “The leaders will have in-depth talks to discuss ways to strengthen the Seoul-Washington alliance and to coordinate their stance on setting up a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula through complete denuclearization.”

Since the last month’s Hanoi summit failure between Kim and Trump, this summit between Trump and Moon will be the first meeting between the two leaders.

After the Hanoi summit failed abruptly without reaching a nuclear deal or any joint agreement, Moon held a telephonic conversation with the US president.

The United Nations has on Monday waived sanctions to the agencies to provide humanitarian assistance to North Korea in a bid to let temporary relief enter the communist country, including access to clean water, food security as well as improving children’s health.

According to ANI news reports, the UN sanction relief has come into the effect on March 14 which has allowed Mennonite Central Committee aid agency to deliver humanitarian aids such as surgical tools and hygiene kits into North Korea.

In fact, Trump has on March 23, removed additional “large-scale” treasury sanctions on Kim ruled country, a move seen as Trump’s bid to keep denuclearization talks on track with Kim.


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