Kim, Trump second summit imminent: South Korea President Moon

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un at their Singapore summit. Photograph:( Reuters )

AFP Seoul, South Korea Jan 10, 2019, 08.27 AM (IST)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's trip to China this week is a sign that a second summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump is "imminent", the South Korea President Moon Jae-in said Thursday. 

"I think chairman Kim Jong-un's visit to China will have a very positive effect on the success of the second US-North Korea summit," Moon told reporters.

North Korea needs to take "more bold, practical measures for denuclearisation", the President Moon Jae-in said with negotiations stalling between Pyongyang and Washington.

"Corresponding measures must be devised in order to facilitate North Korea's continued denuclearisation efforts," he added, such as the US agreeing a "peace regime" and formally declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War.

Conditions for resuming key economic projects between North and South Korea have already been met, President Moon Jae-in, who has been pursuing engagement with Pyongyang, said Thursday.

"The prerequisites for the two Koreas resuming operation of the Kaesong Complex and Mount Kumgang tourism have essentially been met already," Moon told reporters, adding that Seoul would seek to "resolve" the issue of international sanctions on the nuclear-armed North "as soon as possible".
 

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North Korea needs to take "more bold, practical measures for denuclearisation", the South's President Moon Jae-in said