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Trump Hints At Meeting Kim Jong Un In 'not-too-distant Future'


President Donald Trump hinted at a second summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this year.

A breakthrough summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore on June 12 helped in significantly improving the broken US-North Korea ties.

"I'm going to be meeting with Chairman Kim in the not too distant future," Trump said at the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement signing ceremony on Monday. The location is being worked on, the time is being worked on, and we'll be announcing it," he said at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

"A lot of very positive things are happening with Chairman Kim of North Korea. And you'll be hearing about that over the coming weeks," Trump told reporters in the presence of his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-In.

Earlier, the two leaders signed a set of amendments and modifications to improve the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS).

The White House said the Trump Administration has secured key improvements to KORUS that will protect jobs in America's auto industry and increase United States exports.

Under the deal, South Korea will double the annual number of American automobiles - from 25,000 to 50,000 per manufacturer per year - that can enter its market using US safety standards without further modifications.

The phase out of the 25 percent US tariff on trucks will be extended until 2041.

South Korea has agreed to address issues with onerous and costly customs procedures that have hindered United States exports.

The White House said the two leaders are committed to closely coordinating the next steps for a follow up summit between Trump and North Korea's Kim.

Moon shared with Trump the outcomes of his meeting with Kim last week, in which both the leaders agreed on a way to achieve denuclearization on the Korean peninsula.

Encouraged by Pyongyang's "important commitments" during the inter-Korean summit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had announced that the United States is prepared to engage immediately in negotiations to transform U.S.-North Korea relations.

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