TRUMP’S MEETING WITH KIM TO BE HELD IN MAY OR EARLY JUNE

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WASHINGTON, April 10 (NNN-Bernama) -- US President Donald Trump said on Monday that he expects to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in May or early June, reported China's Xinhua news agency.

"I think there will be great respect paid by both parties," he told a cabinet meeting and hopes the two sides would be able to make a deal on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

Washington has been in touch with Pyongyang over the meeting.

Trump said "hopefully it will be a relationship that will be much different than it has been for many, many years ago," referring to the US confrontation with North Korea.

Tension on the Korean Peninsula has thawed in recent months. In March, Trump and Kim agreed to meet but the exact timing and the venue have not been announced.

South Korea and North Korea have agreed to hold a summit on April 27, the first meeting between the leaders of both countries in 11 years.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK