South Korea's Moon to visit White House next month in bid to salvage Kim-Trump nuclear talks | The Japan Times

South Koreas Moon to visit White House next month in bid to salvage Kim-Trump nuclear talks | The Japan Times

  • South Korean leader Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump plan to hold a summit next month in Washington, the White House said Thursday - the first talks between the two since North Korean denuclearization negotiations broke down in late February in Hanoi.
  • Moon will arrive in the U.S. on April 10 and hold a summit with Trump the following day, the South Korean presidential office and the White House announced separately.
  • After the collapse of the second summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended when the U.S. president rejected an apparently step-by-step proposal by Kim to dismantle some facilities at the Yongbyon nuclear site in exchange for sanctions relief, Moon has struggled to bring the two sides back to the negotiating table.
  • The South Korean leader, who has invested much of his political capital into the denuclearization talks and push for peace, is likely to use the summit to help bridge the gap between the two sides.


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