New York, Sep 24: US President Donald Trump on Monday held a bilateral meeting with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York, during which both the leaders discussed the resumption of the North Korea’s denuclearization talks, as well as, the cost-sharing deal of American troops stationed in Seoul.
Although, negotiations between North Korea-United States have been stalled since the failed Hanoi summit between Trump and N Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in February that ended abruptly over difference as the US president kept asking for Kim’s last year commitment to fully denuclearize the Korean peninsula, whereas Kim stressed for US sanctions relief.
In meeting with Moon, Trump said, “There’s been no nuclear testing at all,” adding, “And the relationships have been very good … We want to see if we can do something. If we can, that’ll be great. And if we can’t, that’s fine, we’ll see what happens.”
According to Al-Jazeera news reports, Moon said he hoped for a working-level dialogue between Washington and Pyongyang to set up the third summit between leaders of the two nuclear nation, however, Trump said he seeks Pyongyang’s position in the run-up to meeting with Kim on dismantling Korean peninsula.
“Right now, people would like to see that happen. I want to know what’s going to be coming out of it. We can know a lot before the summit takes place,” the US president said. South Korea always stood on his stance to mediate talks between North Korea and the US.