US President Donald Trump says he expects a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un “quite soon”. Speaking to reporters at the UN headquarters in New York, Mr Trump said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will arrange the summit “in the immediate future”.
The president also said he saw “tremendous progress” in recent efforts to ease tension between the countries. Just a year ago, the two nations were publicly speaking of a nuclear confrontation.
Mr Trump said Mr Kim had asked for a second summit through what he described as a “very warm” and “beautiful” personal letter. This echoes comments made by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Mr Moon recently completed a high-profile, three-day visit to Pyongyang – the first by a Southern leader to the North’s capital in a decade.