Trump to meet with Moon in South Korea as part of G-20 trip

Trump to meet with Moon in South Korea as part of G-20 trip
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE will travel to South Korea to meet with President Moon Jae-in as part of a trip to Asia in late June for the Group of 20 (G-20) summit, the White House announced Wednesday.

"President Trump and President Moon will continue their close coordination on efforts to achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea," press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersLive coverage: House panel moves forward with Barr contempt vote Mueller's facts vs Trump's spin Trump says he was called 'the greatest hostage negotiator this country has ever had' MORE Sanders said in a statement. "The two leaders will also discuss ways to strengthen the United States–Republic of Korea alliance and the friendship between our two peoples."

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The White House did not specify a date for the meeting, but said it will come in conjunction with Trump's trip to Osaka, Japan, the host site of this year's G-20 gathering.

The G-20 will take place on June 28 and 29. Trump said Monday he will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinTop European official accuses Trump, Putin of trying to weaken EU Gridlock in Moldova's government helps Russia and Putin What the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election MORE while attending the summit.

Trump most recently met with Moon at the White House last month. The two leaders have been in frequent contact amid a push to get North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnBiden responds to North Korea insults: No surprise they want Trump in White House North Korean media rips Biden: a 'fool of low IQ' Trump: War would 'be the official end of Iran' MORE to abandon his nuclear program.

Those efforts have been scrambled in recent weeks after North Korea was said to have launched short-range projectiles, the first such tests since 2017.

Trump has said he's looking into the test launches, but has expressed faith that Kim will come back to the negotiating table because of the economic incentives.

"The relationship continues, but we’ll see what happens," he said last week. "I know they want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating, but I don’t think they’re ready to negotiate.”

Trump has met one-on-one with Kim twice in the past year. The two held negotiations in Singapore last summer and engaged in talks in Vietnam earlier this year. The latter summit between the two leaders ended abruptly and without concrete next steps toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.