Trump says US-DPRK summit likely remains as scheduled

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US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States will possibly reinstate the meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un.
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This combination of file pictures created on May 24, 2018, shows US President Donald Trump at the National Building Museum May 22, 2018, in Washington, DC, and an undated photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on May 10, 2016, of DPRK leader Kim Jong-Un on May 9, 2016.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday that the United States will possibly reinstate the meeting with the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Kim Jong Un.

"We are having very productive talks with North Korea (DPRK) about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th," Trump tweeted.

He added that if necessary, the meeting "will be extended beyond that date."

Trump said earlier on Friday that his planned meeting with Kim "could even be the (June) 12th," adding that both the DPRK and the United States want the meeting to happen.

"We'll see what happens. We are talking to them now," Trump said. "They very much want to do it. We'd like to do it."

Trump on Thursday sent a letter to Kim, saying that their planned meeting will not happen.

DPRK's First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan said his country is ready to sit down with the United States anytime in any manner for talks to solve the problems existing between them.

China said on Friday that it hoped the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the United States would cherish the recent progress and continue to address mutual concerns via dialogue and push for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang made the remarks at a daily press briefing.


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