South Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new North Korea talks

South Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new North Korea talks
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon’s office said on Friday, amid hopes for a restart of talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, APA reports citing Reuters.

Seoul and Washington are working to fix a date for the meeting during Moon’s trip to New York for the U.N. General Assembly from Sept. 22-26, Moon’s spokeswoman Ko Min-jung told a briefing.

The announcement came days after North Korea said it was willing to reopen denuclearisation talks with the United States within the month.

The negotiations stalled after a failed summit in February between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but the two agreed to revive talks when they met in June at the inter-Korean border.

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