Trump to Hold Call With Chinese President After Xi’s Secret Summit With North Korean’s Kim Jong Un

Chinese President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in China on Tuesday in a surprise visit by the North Korean leader — and shortly after President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be holding a call with Xi Tuesday morning.

Chinese officials confirmed that Xi and Kim met in the northeastern city of Dalian on Monday and Tuesday, for talks and a seaside stroll. The summit marks the third time Kim has left the hermit kingdom.

Minutes after reports on the meeting hit the U.S. news, Trump tweeted that he would be holding a call with his “friend” Xi:

The high-level diplomatic dance being held with North Korea comes after a historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and ahead of a planned summit between Trump and the North Korean leader.

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