Trump-Kim talks to continue on the phone

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, along with members of their delegations, holding talks at the Capella Singapore hotel, on June 12, 2018.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, along with members of their delegations, holding talks at the Capella Singapore hotel, on June 12, 2018.PHOTO: ST FILE

Dialogue between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un looks set to continue, with Mr Trump saying last night that he will be calling Mr Kim tomorrow.

Mr Trump also said on TV that North Korea is already starting to fulfil a promise made during their summit in Singapore to return the remains of US soldiers who went missing during the Korean War.

 

The US, meanwhile, is discussing with South Korea the issue of halting joint military drills hated by the North. A Seoul official said a decision will be announced "soon".

US ambassador nominee to South Korea Harry Harris voiced support for a pause in major war games, but said smaller scale military training may continue to maintain readiness.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2018, with the headline 'Trump-Kim talks to continue on the phone'. Print Edition | Subscribe