12 September 2018
Planning is under way for a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, after the White House disclosed that Mr Trump received a “very warm, very positive” letter from Mr Kim.
Dr Graham Ong-Webb, research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, told The Straits Times that Mr Kim probably invited Mr Trump to Pyongyang – as he did in a June 1 letter to the US President.
“At this point, there is no further need for a neutral location. Someone has to initiate the reciprocal visits to each other’s countries. Mr Kim cannot invite himself to Washington, but if Mr Trump counter-proposes with that location in mind, Mr Kim will not say no as it is an even bigger win for him.”
“Mr Kim does not dislike working with Mr Trump and intends to continue negotiating with him,” Dr Ong-Webb said.
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Last updated on 12/09/2018