Published: Sun, December 02, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in Jan or Feb

Trump says hopes to meet N.Korea's Kim in Jan or Feb

With President Moon Jae-in having wrapped up the G-20 summit following a meeting with US President Donald Trump, hopes are high that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's visit to Seoul will materialize before the end of the year.

The South Koreans and their counterparts will live in the train, inspecting two railway lines for a total of 18 days - one linking the North's southernmost Kaesong City to Sinuiju City near the Chinese border, and the other connecting Mount Kumgang near the inter-Korean border to Tumen River bordering Russian Federation in the east.

Seoul plans to hold a groundbreaking ceremony before the end of the year on a plan to establish road and rail links between the two Koreas, first agreed upon by the countries' two leaders at a summit in April.

North and South Korea have begun to remove landmines and destroy military bunkers at parts of their common border as part of efforts to improve long-strained relations.

He also said he'd like to invite Kim to the United States at some point. The UN Security Council granted the South sanctions exemptions to carry fuel and other equipment into the North for the survey. That survey is slated to be completed by December 5, according to the South Korean Unification Ministry.

South Korean authorities plan to question the defector over the details of his escape.

The Koreas in December 2007 began freight services between South Korea's Munsan Station in Paju and the North's Panmun Station to support operations at a now-shuttered joint factory park in Kaesong. The postponement stirred concerns that nuclear talks between the US and North Korea had again bogged down, as Kim's regime seeks sanctions relief before taking key disarmament steps.

A South Korean train, carrying 28 government officials and railway experts, passes through the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Paju, Gyeonggi, on Friday.

They agreed on the need for "maintaining vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions to ensure the DPRK understands that denuclearisation is the only path", Sanders said, using the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

"Through the one connected railway, the South and the North will prosper together and the ground for peace on the Korean Peninsula will be consolidated", he said.

The President's comments came hours after Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping held a working meeting in Argentina, discussing several issues that included a temporary freeze on higher tariffs, fentanyl reclassification as a controlled substance, and the North Korea peninsula.

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