South Korea's Moon, Trump expected to meet at U.N. amid hopes for new North Korea talks

South Korea
# 13 September 2019 14:22 (UTC +04:00)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump are expected to hold a summit at the United Nations this month, Moon’s office said on Friday, amid hopes for a restart of talks aimed at dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, APA reports citing Reuters.

Seoul and Washington are working to fix a date for the meeting during Moon’s trip to New York for the U.N. General Assembly from Sept. 22-26, Moon’s spokeswoman Ko Min-jung told a briefing.

The announcement came days after North Korea said it was willing to reopen denuclearisation talks with the United States within the month.

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.