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(US-NK summit) Moon, Trump discuss outcome of U.S.-N. Korea summit

Diplomacy 19:23 February 28, 2019

SEOUL, Feb. 28 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held a telephone conversation Thursday on the outcome of the second U.S.-North Korea summit, which ended without agreement.

The call from the U.S. president came shortly after he took off from Hanoi, the venue of his second bilateral meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Trump and Kim were earlier expected to sign an agreement detailing the North's denuclearization steps and possibly U.S. measures to reward the impoverished North.

The two-day summit was cut short with Trump saying he had to walk because what the North offered simply did not seem enough or appropriate.

Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae expressed disappointment but said the U.S. and North Korean leaders have already made more progress than ever.

Details of the latest conversation between Trump and Moon were expected shortly after their phone call, according to Moon's spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom.

Moon and Trump last talked over the phone last Tuesday (Seoul time).


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