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.
BEIJING (AP) _ China reports President Xi Jinping has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in northern China.
— Ken Thomas (@KThomasDC) May 8, 2018
Minutes after reports on the meeting hit the U.S. news, Trump tweeted that he would be holding a call with his “friend” Xi:
I will be speaking to my friend, President Xi of China, this morning at 8:30. The primary topics will be Trade, where good things will happen, and North Korea, where relationships and trust are building.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 8, 2018
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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