Trump: Pompeo Traveling to N. Korea to Prepare for Summit

President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are set to speak about trade and North Korea in a phone call on Tuesday morning, as Xi's top economic adviser plans additional talks in Washington following last week's trip by United States officials to Beijing.

The two met on Monday and Tuesday in Dalian city of China's Liaoning province that borders North Korea, Xinhua news agency said.

Kim held a historic meeting last month with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and Xi and Kim first met secretly in March.

Donald Trump tweeted he would be speaking to Mr Xi today.

By having Kim, or a high-level official, visit for the carrier launch, China may be trying to re-assert themselves in the North Korea conversation.


The Chinese President is reportedly planning a trip to the North Korean capital Pyongyang, an official told CNN in April, but no date has been announced as yet.

Xi held a welcome banquet for the North Korean leader and took a casual stroll with him along a beach, Chinese state media Xinhua reported. -North Korea tensions, already running high at the time over Pyongyang's stepped-up missile tests.

Xi, meanwhile, said that "The teams of both sides can maintain communication and strive to find a solution to the problems that exist, so as to achieve mutually beneficial and win-win results", according to a report in Chinese state media. What we had none of was the enthusiasm expressed by the vast majority of the South Korean public-who, incidentally, have quite a bit more to lose if this is indeed all a sinister ploy. Then Kim's jet and a North Korean cargo plane were spotted at an airport near the city.

The meeting Monday and Tuesday in Dalian is the second between Xi and Kim in recent weeks, following Kim's March visit to Beijing - his first since taking power six years ago.

According to Xinhua, Kim repeated his commitment to denuclearization, with the usual caveats in place: "As long as relevant parties abolish their hostile policies and remove security threats against the DPRK, there is no need for the DPRK to be a nuclear state and denuclearization can be realized, he [Kim] said".


In exchange for a revised peace treaty, South Korea has agreed to work in conjunction with the North to denuclearize the peninsula, disarming one of the most unsafe regions in the world in terms of atomic power and political instability.

While China and North Korea have always been allies, their diplomatic relationship grew rocky following Kim's rise to power in 2011.

Posts about unusual traffic jams and security in Dalian popped up on Chinese social media.

China has sought to improve relations with its Cold War-era ally after ties chilled over Beijing's support of United Nations sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear activities.

The second meeting with Xi and the lack of details on the Trump-Kim summit - a time and location have still not been set, although Trump has said an announcement is coming soon - has raised speculation among analysts that the summit preparations may have hit a snag.


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