US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he expects to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at some point later this year.
During a meeting at the White House, while having a conversation with media, Trump was asked that if he plans to meet Kim this year and whether he has a new proposal for denuclearization negotiations with Pyongyang.
“At some point, yes,” Trump said of the potential meeting.
“Certainly, (the North Koreans) want to meet. They’d like to meet. I think it’s something that will happen. And we’ll see, but Kim Jong-un — I think something can happen.”
“Well, we’re gonna see,” the President said, adding, “I think that North Korea would like to meet. I think you probably have heard that”.
The negotiations stalled after a failed summit in February between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but the two agreed to revive talks when they met in June at the inter-Korean border.
Earlier on Thursday, Trump said he would be willing to have another meeting with Kim at some point later this year which would be their fourth meeting since an unprecedented summit in June 2018.
On Monday, the North’s First Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son-hui said that her country would be willing to resume talks later this month but demanded a new proposal acceptable to Pyongyang.
Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Trump will hold summit talks in New York later this month on the sidelines of the 74th UN General Assembly session, the Presidential Palace in Seoul announced.