US, DPRK to hold 2nd Trump-Kim summit

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Added On October 9, 2018

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The United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have agreed to hold the second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and top DPRK leader Kim Jong Un at an earliest possible date. 

The announcement was made by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday. 

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Pompeo made the remarks during his meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Seoul. 

Earlier in the day, Pompeo visited Pyongyang and met with Kim Jong Un. 

The top U.S. diplomat said he and Kim shared view over the holding of the second U.S.-DPRK summit as quickly as possible. 

Both sides agreed to continue consultations to determine an exact date and venue for the second Trump-Kim summit. 

During his visit to Pyongyang, Pompeo said he also discussed the denuclearization measures which the DPRK takes, and the U.S. government's observation of the measures. 

Pompeo told Moon that the U.S. and the DPRK sides agreed to form each working-level negotiation team to discuss the denuclearization process and schedule for the second U.S.-DPRK summit. 

Moon said he hoped that a great success of the second U.S.-DPRK summit will be held, vowing to make all possible efforts South Korea can do. 

The first-ever DPRK-U.S. summit was held in Singapore on June 12.  

Under a joint statement signed by Trump and Kim, the United States would be providing security guarantee to the DPRK in return for Pyongyang's commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.