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Trump to host S Korean President

 Washington, May 5: US President Donald Trump will meet with his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in at the White House on May 22, ahead of the real estate mogul’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un, the administration said on Friday. “This third summit between the two leaders affirms the enduring strength of the US-Republic of Korea alliance and the deep friendship between our two countries,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement. Trump and Moon will “continue their close coordination” on issues regarding the Korean peninsula and will discuss the inter-Korean summit that took place on April 27, as well as the US president’s upcoming summit with the North Korean leader, Efe reported. Earlier on Friday, Trump said that a time and a place had been set for the meeting with Kim, although he did not provide any details. The US President also expressed optimism regarding the release of three US hostages held in a North Korean prison, saying “you’re going to see very good things”. (IANS)