For its part, no USA president before Trump has seriously considered this without demanding that North Korea first give up all nuclear weapons.
It went on to say that the two leaders would "continue their close coordination of developments regarding the Korean Peninsula following the April 27 inter-Korean Summit", referring to the recent historic meeting of North and South Korean leaders.
Chung provided Bolton with a detailed readout of the Moon-Kim meeting, said the White House in another statement.
At the inter-Korean summit last Friday, held on the southern side of the DMZ, Moon and Kim pledged to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons and seek a formal end this year to the Korean conflict where the opposing sides remain technically at war more than six decades after fighting halted with an armistice. He told reporters on Friday that the date and venue of the first-ever U.S. -DPRK summit had already been set and will be announced "soon".
Xi laid emphasis on the bilateral ties, saying that Beijing is willing to boost the relationship between the two countries by enhancing communication with South Korea, deepening pragmatic cooperation, and promoting cultural exchanges.
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Further details of what would be the first meeting between a serving USA president and a North Korean leader would be released shortly, he added.
Kim, a South Korean-born USA citizen, has been held the longest. There have been no details about Kim's specific demands.
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President Trump has said that removing those troops that act as a deterrent to North Korea is "not on the table", but there have been reports that Trump has asked the Pentagon to create plans for doing just that.
"Given this is only a conciliatory move in the build-up to the summit, I think the meeting is likely to produce something more concrete", he said.