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Bar now higher for upcoming Trump-Kim summit

A man reads the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper featuring US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul, South Korea, on March 9, 2018.
A man reads the Munhwa Ilbo newspaper featuring US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Seoul, South Korea, on March 9, 2018. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG

The rhetoric and optics of the inter-Korea summit, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's regional diplomatic offensive, have raised the bar for his upcoming summit with United States President Donald Trump.

The key issue there will be denuclearisation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2018, with the headline 'Bar now higher for upcoming Trump-Kim summit'. Print Edition | Subscribe