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White House announced second meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un

 
 
After last year’s not-so-successful meeting, the White House announced that a second summit is going to be held between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator/leader Kim Jong-un.
 
According to the White House, the summit will be held in late February this year. The avenue of the meeting, however, is not decided yet.
 
Last time, Kim Jong-un and Trump met in Singapore on June 12, 2018. In their historic meeting, the North Korean leader promised “denuclearisation” of North Korea.
 
Kim, however, didn’t give any timeline, details or mechanisms of the denuclearisation process. So it was considered as a totally vague promise.
 



 
As the process didn’t move any further. Experts thought that this was a short-lived relation. But Kim Yong Chol, North Korea’s lead negotiator on nuclear talks, met Donald Trump in the white house on Friday.
 
Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in press conference, “The US is going to continue to keep pressure and sanctions on North Korea until we see fully and verified denuclearisation. We’ve had very good steps in good faith from the North Koreans in releasing the hostages and other moves so we’re going to continue those conversations.”
 
 
Kim Jong-un is on an image-boosting spree since last year. He has met United States President Donald Trump, has taken several trips to Beijing to meet Chinese President Xi, and most importantly, has improved North Korea’s relationship with South Korea.
 
Both the countries in the Korean Peninsula have destroyed guard posts along the heavily guarded demilitarised zone - and paid trips to each other's countries.
 
Even the first summit with US President was initiated by Kim. And when it was cancelled due to diplomatic complexities, Kim had sent a personal letter to Trump to initiate the summit process again.
 
In short, international relations where North Korea is involved is unpredictable. However, for the time now, the sail is in a positive direction.

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