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Seoul does not rule out Trump, Kim, Moon meeting

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London/Seoul, July 19: South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has not ruled out the possibility of a trilateral summit between the leaders of the two Koreas and the US on the margins of the UN General Assembly slated for September in New York. “It is difficult to forejudge that, but we cannot rule out (the possible trilateral summit),” Kang was quoted as saying by Yonhap during her visit to London.

Ahead of the UN General Assembly, there has been talk of the possible three-way summit as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has been cranking up diplomacy with the outside world apparently to get sanctions relief and ease international isolation, according to the report. Asked about the possibility that a formal end to the 1950-53 Korean War could be declared during the UN gathering, Kang said that South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Kim had decided to issue such a declaration within this year. The top diplomats of the two Koreas plan to attend the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) in Singapore early next month, according to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Noh Kyu-duk. (IANS)