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Talks between US-North Korea may resume in 2-3 weeks: South Korea's lawmakers

File photo: A person walks past a banner showing North Korean and U.S. flags ahead of the North Korea-U.S. summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, February 25, 2019. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Seoul, South Korea Sep 24, 2019, 09.27 AM (IST)

North Korea and the United States could resume working-level talks aimed at dismantling the North's nuclear and missile programmes within two to three weeks, South Korean lawmakers who were briefed by a spy agency said on Tuesday.

The lawmakers said that a fourth summit between the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump was possible within this year, if the negotiations make progress, but did not provide clear evidence.

Kim could also visit China for the fifth summit with President Xi Jinping before holding any summit with Trump, the lawmakers told reporters after a briefing by the National Intelligence Service.

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A fourth summit between the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump was possible within this year.