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Second Trump-Kim summit must yield mutual concessions, say experts

Chang May Choon With a North Korean delegation visiting Washington to set the stage for a second summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the big question is what both sides can bring to the negotiating table this time around.

Nuclear talks have stalled as the US insists on maintaining sanctions and pressure, while Mr Kim, as he said in his New Year's Day speech, would like to see corresponding US action that can include economic concessions and a complete stop to the US' joint drills with security ally South Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'Second summit must yield mutual concessions, say experts'. Print Edition | Subscribe