Kim Jong Un pays another visit to China

Trump: 'We're negotiating a location' for second US-North Korea summit

Trump: 'We're negotiating a location' for second US-North Korea summit

Kim Jong Un is on a four-day visit to China to meet President Xi Jinping, Chinese and North Korean state media said on Tuesday (Jan 8), after a special train was reported to have been seen crossing the border.

"We are negotiating a location", he told reporters before boarding a helicopter for the presidential retreat at Camp David, Maryland, where he said he would be discussing a trade deal with China.

Vietnam, Indonesia, Hawaii, Mongolia and the Demilitarized Zone dividing the two Koreas are reportedly among possible sites for the summit.

North Korea and China have worked to maintain friendly ties amid thawing tensions between the Hermit Kingdom and South Korea and the United States.

Amid rising expectations that the next summit is imminent, Trump made it clear that North Korea's actions toward denuclearization should come before the lifting of global sanctions.

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Speculation is rife in South Korea that the North Korean leader is on a train that crossed into China less than twelve hours ago. He noted that sanctions against North Korea will stay "in full force and effect" and said if anyone else had been elected president-presumably, Hillary Clinton-"you'd be at war right now". The North Korean leader also met with Xi after the June summit with Trump. "We're doing very well".

North Korea claims that it has already taken steps for sanctions relief like dismantling its nuclear testing facility and releasing American detainees.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, Kim was spotted traveling with his wife and various high-ranking officials including Kim Yong Chol, who is the vice chairman of the Central Committee of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party. It didn't carry out any missile or nuclear tests in 2018. "They do want to meet and we want to meet and we'll see what happens".

Joongang daily in Seoul quoted sources in Dandong saying that Chinese security agents were deployed at the China's end of the railway bridge. Add North Korea as an interest to stay up to date on the latest North Korea news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

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