South Korea may advocate third Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un summit

Cheryl Sanders
July 3, 2020

Cheong Wa Dae has already conveyed Moon's idea to the White House in their "close communication" especially following the North's demolition of an inter-Korean liaison office in its border city of Kaesong in mid-June, according to the official.

A senior official at Seoul's presidential Blue House told reporters Moon had said "there is a need to pursue dialogue before the USA presidential election" in November.

Biegun said this week that the prospects of holding an in-person summit before the election would be hard given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic posing elevated health risks, citing how the illness has led to hosting most diplomatic meetings virtually.

The broker, a woman in her early 50s from Musan County, was exiled after making frequent calls to both South Korea and China while managing remittances from defectors in those countries, according to a Daily NK source in North Hamgyong Province on Monday.

It has been just over a year since Trump and Kim's last meeting - a hastily organized, brief encounter at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas. The two were believed to have discussed heightened tensions with North Korea in the wake of Pyongyang's blowing up of an inter-Korean liaison office building. -North Korea summit before the US presidential election in November. Officials in Pyongyang have repeatedly warned it will take more than good Trump-Kim relations to drive progress in the nuclear talks. "South Korea is also planning to do its best so that the United States and North Korea can sit down and share in dialogue". The sanctions have prevented South Korea from moving ahead with the deals.

Anti-Pyongyang leaflets from defectors in South Korea crossed the border by balloons on May 31 and included provocative imagery of first lady Ri Sol Ju. However, the North's motives became muddied after Kim last week abruptly suspended the pressure campaign without explanation.

North Korea has been taking a tougher stance against the South. -North Korea diplomacy, is expected to prioritize the revitalization of inter-Korean ties during the final two years of his presidential term.

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