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Trump-Kim DMZ meeting: Now, for the hard part - turning diplomacy into results

Unclear if gulf between US and N. Korean positions has narrowed, but DMZ meeting gives stalled talks a kick-start

United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's impromptu meeting in the Demilitarised Zone was a made-for-TV moment that gave stalled talks a much-needed kick-start, experts believe.

While reaction to the symbolic meeting was positive overall, the hard part is still to come - turning the diplomacy into results.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2019, with the headline 'Now, for the hard part - turning diplomacy into results'. Print Edition | Subscribe