Trump-Kim summit plan attracts keen interest

The summit between US President Donald Trump (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dominated the front pages on most days this week in Seoul and Tokyo.
The summit between US President Donald Trump (left) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dominated the front pages on most days this week in Seoul and Tokyo.PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

Broad public support for talks among Americans though many don't trust N. Korea's intentions

The summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un - which now appears to be back on track for June 12 in Singapore - has sparked keen interest in the region, although it would seem less so in the United States.

It dominated the front pages and was the top story on news bulletins on most days this week in Seoul and Tokyo, which is not surprising as the meeting was cancelled by Mr Trump on Thursday, only to be resurrected the next day because of a conciliatory gesture by Pyongyang.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 30, 2018, with the headline 'Trump-Kim summit plan attracts keen interest'. Print Edition | Subscribe