President Trump on Thursday told Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that he hopes an invitation to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signals a chance for a “brighter future” for the North Korean people.
The White House said Trump and Abe spoke on the phone to discuss ongoing efforts to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear program. The call took place as a South Korean official prepared to announce that Trump would meet with Kim later this year.
“President Trump expressed his hope that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s invitation signals his desire to give the North Korean people a brighter future,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
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