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Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un to meet






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The leaders of the USA and North Korea will meet for the first time ever. A historic summit between President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un will take place by May. The two leaders will discuss North Korea's denuclearization. The US Vice-President said American diplomacy had brought North Korea to the negotiating table and that, "President Trump's strategy to isolate the Kim regime is working". A North Korean ambassador said Mr Kim's "courageous decision" brought about the meeting. He said Kim would secure "peace and stability in the Korean peninsula".

World leaders welcomed the upcoming meeting. Such talks seemed unlikely a few months ago when the two leaders were insulting each other. The one-time enemies could now be "frenemies". South Korea's president said it was "like a miracle". He said there would be obstacles, but the talks were key for denuclearization. He added: "The…meeting will be recorded as a historic milestone in achieving peace on the Korean Peninsula." China's president telephoned Mr Trump to welcome the talks. He advised both sides to go ahead carefully so as not to damage improving relations.

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