Trump keen to meet Kim after ‘successful’ China talks

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Chinese TV showed footage of the two leaders with their wives

US President Donald Trump has said he is keen to meet Kim Jong-un after being told the North Korean leader’s trip to China “went very well”.

But Mr Trump said maximum sanctions and pressure on North Korea would continue ahead of proposed talks in May.

He added that denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula was now a possibility.

The comments follow Mr Kim’s meeting with China’s President Xi Jinping, in his first known foreign trip since taking office in 2011.

Mr Kim and his wife were greeted with a banquet and a guard of honour, with the North Korean leader reportedly saying he was committed to denuclearisation. China is North Korea’s main economic ally.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump welcomed news of progress following the talks between the two leaders in Beijing after days of speculation.

“Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong-un will do what is right for his people and for humanity,” Mr Trump posted, adding in the next tweet that Mr Kim also “looks forward to his meeting with me”.

Mr Trump’s agreement to hold an unprecedented summit with Mr Kim astonished many observers.

News of the major breakthrough in tensions was met with concern in the US, with reports that Mr Trump had made the decision without consulting key figures in his administration.

However Mr Trump later tweeted that a deal with North Korea was “very much in the making”.

News of the major breakthrough in tensions was met with concern in the US, with reports that Mr Trump had made the decision without consulting key figures in his administration.

However Mr Trump later tweeted that a deal with North Korea was “very much in the making”. (Excerpts from BBC)

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