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Kim made the pledge during his summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Tuesday, according to China's Xinhua News Agency. Kim was in China for a four-day trip, his fourth visit to the neighboring ally in about 10 months.

"The DPRK will continue sticking to the stance of denuclearization and resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation, and make efforts for the second summit between DPRK and U.S. leaders to achieve results that will be welcomed by the international community," Xinhua quoted Kim as saying during talks with Xi.
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Xi accepted "with pleasure" Kim's invitation to visit the country at a convenient time when they held summit talks in Beijing on Tuesday and informed Kim of his visit plans, the North's official Korean Central News Agency said.

Details of the plan were not immediately made public.

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The second North American summit is likely to be held before mid-next month. It is said that it is likely to hold the second week. It is under the premise that senior officials from both countries will meet during this month to discuss the agenda. Kim Young-chul, vice chairman of the North Korean Workers' Party, is expected to visit New York this month. In a similar pattern to that of the first North American summit, President Moon Jae-in announced on the 10th that the meeting between the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump will be held at the "not long time" A senior government official said on November 11, "There is a possibility that the second North American summit will take place in the second week of February." He also said that North Korea's high-level talks for the summit will be held in New York, as well as the first round of the North American summit.
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The U.S. will probably accept that North Korea is a nuclear-armed state in the not-too-distant future, experts said at a two-day forum co-hosted by the Chosun Ilbo this week.

Jonathan Pollack of the Brookings Institution, which co-hosted the event, said diplomats from both sides are worried that North Korea will consolidate its status as a nuclear-armed state in talks with the U.S. backed by the South Korean government's dovish approach to the North.

Experts predicted that Washington and Pyongyang will agree on a nuclear freeze rather than complete denuclearization at their second summit.

Lee Sang-hee of the Korea Research Institute for National Strategy, another co-host, said South Korea, the U.S. and North Korea "have different views in pursuit of their own interests when it comes to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." And Shin Beom-chul at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies, said, "Looking at the dialogue between the two Koreas last year, North Korea's position is to hold on to its nuclear weapons."
Evans Revere of the Brookings Institution said, "Washington's 'Plan A' -- engaging directly with the North Korean leader to convince him to denuclearize -- has failed. It is now time to think about 'Plan B' ...what several U.S. administrations have vowed never to allow: a permanently nuclear-armed North Korea." Revere instead called for "massive" sanctions and pressure on the North.
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Vietnam is preparing to greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Reuters reported Friday amid talk of a possible summit between him and President Donald Trump there in the coming weeks or months.

Quoting a source familiar with the matter, the news outlet said Kim will travel to Vietnam for a state visit "after the Feb. 4-8 lunar new year" holiday. Another source confirmed Kim's trip but did not give any dates.

The sources stopped short of clarifying if Kim's trip would be related to his much-anticipated summit with Trump. Vietnam's foreign ministry did not respond to a request for comment on the matter.
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President Donald Trump will meet for the second time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in February, the White House said Friday, after a top general from Pyongyang paid a rare visit to Washington.

Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, a right-hand man to the North Korean leader, met with Trump at the White House for an unusually long 90 minutes as the countries seek a denuclearization accord that could ease decades of hostility.

"The president looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date," Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement, revealing that the summit would take place "near the end of February."
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krzepice1976 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:16 pm
The U.S. will probably accept that North Korea is a nuclear-armed state in the not-too-distant future, experts said at a two-day forum co-hosted by the Chosun Ilbo this week.
What other choice do they have? Attack? Won't happen. Get NK to disarm? Won't happen.

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- A senior North Korean diplomat has arrived in Sweden to take part an unannounced high-level meeting in Stockholm, officials said Friday.

Swedish Foreign Ministry spokesman Vilhelm Rundquist said Deputy Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has landed in Sweden “to take part in talks in a minor format where international experts take part.”

He declined to give further details. Sweden’s TT news agency said Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom also attended the event.

It is possible that U.S. special envoy for North Korea Stephen Biegun will join the meeting later.

“I have nothing to say presently. It’s up to the parties and the countries whether there will be a result,” Wallstrom told the TT news agency. “We are proud if we can contribute. If they want us to contribute, we do it.”

The location for the talks was not disclosed.
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Interesting 2 meeting between US and DRPK in two diffirent locations

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Sweden contributed to the 2018 spring weather between North Korea on the one hand and South Korea and the United States on the other. Silent diplomacy led to the release of prisoners and to the historic Singapore Summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un. Now, the lean result of that meeting can be improved by negotiations in Stockholm .

https://www.dn.se/nyheter/varlden/sveri ... p-och-kim/

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