Archiv: summits


15.02.2019 - 06:10 [ Haaretz ]

Pence Says Iran Advocates ‚Another Holocaust,‘ Urges Europe to Nix Nuclear Deal

Pence accuses EU of leading scheme to ‚break American sanctions against Iran’s murderous revolutionary regime‘

15.02.2019 - 05:53 [ CNN ]

Trump admin pushes for tougher action on Iran, swipes at Europe

Referring to Iranian protests in 2009, the vice president said, „The world missed an opportunity last time to confront the regime, but not this time.“

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, after a public appearance with Pence Thursday, told NBC that Iran „has to be countered and it has to be countered now.“ Asked if that means regime change, Netanyahu said, „I don’t rule anything out.“

15.02.2019 - 04:20 [ Haaretz ]

Pompeo to Netanyahu: Confronting Iran Key to Mideast Stability, Peace

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday it is impossible to achieve peace and stability in the Middle East without confronting Iran.

Pompeo is in Warsaw to participate in a conference on the Middle East co-hosted by Poland and the U.S. State Department that was originally supposed to focus on Iran, but the title was later changed to “Promoting a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East.”

12.02.2019 - 16:51 [ Yabiladi.com ]

Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to attend the anti-Iran Warsaw conference

On the 13th and 14th of February, Warsaw will host an international conference co-chaired by Poland and the United States, to promote peace in the Middle East. The Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz announced, Monday, that 60 delegations, including ten from the Middle East and all EU member states, will attend the conference.

12.02.2019 - 13:35 [ CNN ]

Iran summons Polish diplomat over planned ‚anti-Iranian‘ Warsaw conference

Poland and the United States are jointly organizing a global conference in Warsaw on February 13-14 that will focus on Iran’s influence in the region, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

12.02.2019 - 13:23 [ Haaretz ]

Trump Advisers Kushner, Greenblatt to Attend Mideast Conference in Warsaw

(31.1.2019) The participation of the two means there could be some discussions about the Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan

12.02.2019 - 13:20 [ Haaretz ]

Trump’s ‚Arab NATO‘ Push Against Iran Comes to a Head, and He’s the Biggest Obstacle

(20.1.2019) Next month, Washington will convene 70 world leaders in Warsaw in an attempt to form an alliance against Iran. But they all remember Trump’s zigzagging policies

12.02.2019 - 13:18 [ arabcenterdc.org ]

Will an Anti-Iran Military Alliance Be Formed in 2019?

(23.1.2.2019) In summary, while some GCC states may wish they could build a military alliance capable of confronting Iran, that goal may be farfetched in 2019. Instead, the notion of the alliance could very well be the Trump Administration’s hidden path to the goal of normalizing Gulf relations with Israel, without much of a serious attempt at confronting Iran.

12.02.2019 - 12:58 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu to Join Arab Leaders at U.S.-hosted Mideast Conference in Poland

Some 60 countries have confirmed their attendance, but both Iran and the Palestinian Authority won’t take part

07.02.2019 - 09:11 [ US State Department ]

Statement by Ministers of the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS/DAESH

9. In 2019, the Coalition expects to concentrate on implementing the Working Group action plans. With the conventional military effort against ISIS in Syria nearing culmination and shifting to a supporting rather than a central role, the Coalition members will open a discussion to plan the next phase of the campaign. This could involve an effort to counter ISIS’s reversion to insurgency in Syria and Iraq. It could also include, addressing ISIS’s trans-border networks, branches, and affiliates, which continue to present a significant, and in some cases, growing threat to the members of our Coalition as highlighted by the June 2018 Coalition meeting of Political Directors with a focus on Africa held in Skhirate, Morocco. In particular, the Coalition should remain united in its efforts to undermine ISIS’s brand by rolling back its access to the information space as a tool to spread its toxic ideology and propaganda. The Coalition is determined to increase the pressure to disrupt ISIS’s trans-regional network through increased information sharing and complementary efforts in counter-finance, strategic communication, law enforcement, the justice sector, and security for our homelands. Coalition Working Groups and members will strive to ensure that our goals are met across the broader diplomatic and counterterrorism ecosystem, and does not seek to duplicate existing mechanisms and lines of effort. The Coalition has gathered unique experience and information while fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria that can be of value to other international organizations and groupings combating terrorism.

10. We are gratified by the momentum collectively generated by the Coalition and its partners and once again express our determination to deliver ISIS an enduring defeat. Our joint engagement in Iraq and Syria will continue. We recognize the need for sustained coordination and consultation of the Coalition across all its lines of efforts and especially in the Core. The four Working Groups of the Coalition – Foreign Terrorist Fighters, Counter-ISIS Financing, Communications, and Stabilization – are essential, and we remain dedicated to their continued progress. With this in mind, we look forward to the Political Directors’ meeting in late spring and the regular meeting of the Coalition Working Groups in the year ahead.

07.02.2019 - 09:10 [ Ruptly ]

LIVE: Trump delivers remarks to ministers as part of ‘Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS’

US President Donald Trump is delivering remarks at the State Department in Washington DC on Wednesday, February 6 at a meeting with foreign ministers whose countries are part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The 79-member coalition is expected to discuss the future of campaigns in Iraq and Syria, which will focus on safeguarding against a resurgence of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) through stabilisation and security assistance.

07.02.2019 - 08:59 [ TEAM ABABU. ‏/ Twitter ]

CAS @AbabuNamwamba arrived in Washington DC last evening to lead the Kenyan delegation to the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, hosted by US Secretary of State Hon Mike Pompeo at the State Department.

07.02.2019 - 08:47 [ Ambassador Sung Kim ‏/ Twitter ]

We are proud to partner with the Philippines and other members of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. Multinational collaboration and information-sharing has allowed us to disrupt potential attacks worldwide and diminish ISIS’s online influence.

07.02.2019 - 08:43 [ Margot Wallström,Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden / Twitter ]

Discussing peace & stabilisation of liberated areas in Iraq and Syria with leaders at the global coalition to defeat ISIS meeting in Washington DC. Root causes that enabled Daesh should be addressed and their reach and impact on social media must be countered.

07.02.2019 - 08:40 [ Globalnews.ca ]

Anti-ISIS coalition holds meeting in Washington

A meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS met in Washington to focus on what happens once the U.S. withdraws its troops from Syria. Jackson Proskow reports.

04.02.2019 - 10:10 [ theNational.ae ]

Russia and Saudi Arabia to extend Opec+ accord, Putin says

(2.12.2018) Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he had no concrete figures on possible oil output cuts as Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to extend their accord to manage the oil market, known as Opec+, into 2019, following a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit between Mr Putin and Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

01.02.2019 - 09:50 [ Xinhua ]

China-U.S. trade talks make important progress for current stage, says Chinese delegation

Guided by the important consensus reached by the two countries‘ heads of state in Argentina, the two sides discussed the topics of trade balance, technology transfer, protection of intellectual property rights (IPR), non-tariff barriers, service sector, agriculture and enforcement mechanism, as well as certain issues of particular concern for the Chinese side.

01.02.2019 - 09:32 [ theGuardian ]

Trump hails China trade talks progress and says he will meet Xi Jinping soon

Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday during a meeting with Chinese vice premier Liu He, said he was optimistic the world’s two largest economies could reach “the biggest deal ever made”.

No specific plans for a meeting with Xi were announced, but Trump said there could be more than one meeting. US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin were invited to bring a negotiating team to Beijing in mid-February, with dates still pending.

15.12.2018 - 02:27 [ theSun.co.uk ]

Tories need to prepare the country now for potential ‘No Deal’ Brexit and its consequences

As Theresa May’s tour of Berlin and Brussels ended in failure, it is more important than ever for the government to prepare for the potential damages of a ‚No Deal‘ Brexit

14.12.2018 - 21:31 [ DailyMail.co.uk ]

‚You called me nebulous!‘: Lipreaders reveal what furious Theresa May said to Jean-Claude Juncker as she handbagged him over his late-night jibe in Brussels following collapse of Brexit talks

– Theresa May seen on camera in tense standoff with EU commission president Jean-Claude Juncker at summit
– Mr Juncker launched an extraordinary attack on the UK’s new demands as ’nebulous imprecise‘ last night
– Mrs May said she was ‚robust‘ with Mr Juncker and ‚crystal clear‘ with leaders about what she needs on Brexit
– The rescue mission came after she scraped through Tory vote of no confidence by a margin of 200 to 117 MPs
– She had hoped to wring more ‚legally binding‘ concessions from EU leaders over the Irish border backstop

14.12.2018 - 12:32 [ theSun.co.uk ]

EU TURN THE SCROOGE: Begging Theresa May handed WORSE Brexit deal by vengeful EU

They are apparently playing hardball because they believe that if the deal is vetoed by Parliament, a second referendum is more likely than No Deal.

Tony Blair has been egging the EU on today, telling them they should prepare for Brexit to be delayed and then cancelled.

14.12.2018 - 12:26 [ Faisal Islam, @SkyNews Political Editor ‏/ Twitter ]

Confirmation that post-Brexit visa free travel for tens of millions of Brits to Spain/France etc will incur 7 euros charge for every UK citizen for a 3 year waiver. Obviously only applies because of Brexit. Some in UK thought could negotiate this away.

14.12.2018 - 12:17 [ Express.co.uk ]

FIGHT BACK: Moment Theresa May angrily confronts Juncker as he ignores Brexit plea – VIDEO

Theresa May confronted the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, during an intense talk in the European Council chamber. On Thursday evening the President of the European Commission insisted the Brexit Britain needed to make clear “what they want, instead of asking us to say what we want”.

14.12.2018 - 12:14 [ BBC ]

Brexit: EU says no to May on renegotiating deal

The PM said the deal was „at risk“ if MPs‘ concerns could not be addressed.

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said there could be clarifications but no renegotiation.

He urged the UK to set out more clearly what it wants, adding that the commission will publish information on 19 December on its preparations for a no-deal Brexit.

11.12.2018 - 11:22 [ Catherine Nicholson / Twitter ]

some timings today… #May – #Merkel meeting 1pm CET in Berlin May – #Tusk 5pm in Brussels May – #Juncker 7pmish in Brussels Then back to London… and back again to Brussels on Thursday for the summit

(now enriched with extra-added #Brexit) #carbonfootprint #airmiles

11.12.2018 - 00:42 [ Beth Rigby ‏/ Twitter ]

So, that was today. Tomorrow: May on her European tour (do you remember Cameron did that once to try and get a better deal with EU). She goes to The Hague, Brussels and Berlin. 1/

11.12.2018 - 00:22 [ Donald Tusk / Twitter ]

I have decided to call #EUCO on #Brexit (Art. 50) on Thursday. We will not renegotiate the deal, including the backstop, but we are ready to discuss how to facilitate UK ratification. As time is running out, we will also discuss our preparedness for a no-deal scenario.

03.12.2018 - 07:03 [ GlobalTimes.cn ]

Sino-US agreement an important step forward

The progress made at the talks in Buenos Aires is of momentous significance since the Sino-US trade friction escalates this year. It is hoped the agreement reached on Saturday will be implemented by the two sides and Chinese and American working teams will meet the expectations of their leaders, normalizing trade relations between the countries.

01.12.2018 - 17:34 [ WSWS.org ]

Police repression in Buenos Aires for G20: a dress-rehearsal for dictatorship

As the presidents of the Group of 20 nations (G20), representing the world’s top economies, were preparing to travel to their 13th economic summit in Buenos Aires, this weekend, Argentine authorities were in the process of rounding up and forcibly expelling homeless families who reside in downtown Buenos Aires.

01.12.2018 - 12:32 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

President Moon calls for global support for his vision of nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

Addressing world leaders on the G20 stage,… President Moon Jae-in emphasized that peace on the Korean Peninsula will open the way for greater global prosperity. Speaking in Argentina on Friday,… President Moon said sustainable development is only possible through peace,… and friendly inter-Korean ties will contribute to humanity.

01.12.2018 - 12:31 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Moon, Trump agree next N. Korea-U.S. summit will create momentum for denuclearization

Now,… onto the South Korean leader’s trip to the G20 Summit in Argentina. President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held talks Friday on the sidelines of the summit. North Korea dominated most of their discussion. Shin Se-min has this story.

01.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

Argentina: Xi, Putin, and Modi call for closer trilateral cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized the need for „more close cooperation“ between China, Russia, and India while speaking at a trilateral meeting alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires on Friday.

01.12.2018 - 12:10 [ Channel 4 News / Youtube ]

G20: May in Argentina to sell Brexit around the world

The Prime Minister arrived in Argentina for the G20 summit keen to sell the benefits of Brexit. World leaders met against a backdrop of crisis in Crimea and the Saudi Arabian murder of a dissident journalist, but the European Council President Donald Tusk took the opportunity to say the EU stands ready for „no deal or no Brexit at all“ if MPs reject the deal. We speak to Theresa May.

01.12.2018 - 11:59 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Theresa May loses her temper in fiery outburst on flight to G20 as she battles Brexit chaos

The prickly Prime Minister snapped 40,000ft above the Atlantic as the aircraft flew to Argentina for a G20 summit.
Mrs May’s 500mph, mid-air meltdown came as she was quizzed about her premiership if MPs inflict a humiliating Brexit defeat on December 11.

30.11.2018 - 14:31 [ ITV.com ]

Has prime minister just signed her own warrant of execution?

If she truly means what she says, that she has no plan B, she will be gone as PM within hours of losing the vote – to be replaced by someone whose heart is in finding another route to avoid no-deal mayhem.

30.11.2018 - 14:19 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Stubborn Theresa May still hopes to force Brexit deal through the Commons

The Prime Minister faces a near-certain defeat on December 11 with scores of her own MPs vowing to team up with Labour, the DUP and other Opposition parties to derail her EU withdrawal plan.

But Mrs May claimed she could still win the crunch showdown.

30.11.2018 - 14:15 [ Independent.co.uk ]

May suggests UK has ‚already negotiated a good trade deal with EU‘ despite lack of concrete details

Looking ahead to trade discussions at the summit in Argentina, she added: “I think that’s also important for the rest of the world as well.”

The comment is likely to be seized on as a gaffe that exaggerates the achievement of a withdrawal package that other parties have criticised as a “blindfold Brexit”.

25.11.2018 - 11:16 [ theGuardian.com ]

Brexiters accuse May of Gibraltar betrayal ‘under cover of darkness’

That reassurance came on Saturday in the form of a letter from the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, laying out the British government’s acceptance that the withdrawal agreement “imposes no obligations regarding the territorial scope” of a future trade deal.

25.11.2018 - 11:08 [ Ruptly / Youtube ]

LIVE: EU leaders hold Brexit summit in Brussels: arrivals and roundtable

European Union leaders hold an exceptional summit in the EU27 format to endorse the Brexit deal in Brussels on Sunday, November 25. The leaders are expected to finalise and formalise the draft Brexit agreement and to discuss the future relationship between the UK and the EU.

24.11.2018 - 19:35 [ Nadine Dorries, Member of Parliament (MP) ‏/ Twitter ]

May has capitulated to every single EU demand. She’s abandoned NI, and now Gibraltar. At no time does she push back. As Barnier said, they have given May the deal she asked for and she has given them everything they have asked for. It’s almost beyond words how bad this is.

24.11.2018 - 19:10 [ Josep Borrell Fontelles, Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación (Foreign Minister of Spain) / Twitter ]

The agreement on #Gibraltar reached today within the framework of the #Brexit negotiations is highly positive for #Spain and the most important one since the #Utrecht Treaty of 1713. I want to personally thank the Secretary of State for the #EU, our Permanent Representation (1/2)

18.11.2018 - 11:46 [ Standard.co.uk ]

Brexit latest: Dominic Raab hits out at Theresa May and says it is time to stand up to ‚EU bullies‘

Amid ongoing talk of a plot to replace Mrs May through a confidence vote, one of her ministers said there is still time for „more to be done“ on the Brexit deal, despite an EU summit scheduled for November 25 to confirm it.

Andrea Leadsom, the Brexiteer Commons‘ leader, said she supports the Prime Minister but …

28.10.2018 - 15:08 [ France24.com ]

Syria rejects UN plan on constitution committee: envoy

The special envoy has been working since January on the make-up of a committee to thrash out a new constitution and which would have 150 members: 50 proposed by the Syrian regime, 50 by the opposition and 50 by the UN, to include representatives of civil society and technical experts.

28.10.2018 - 14:58 [ waarmedia.com ]

Russia, Germany, Turkey, France leaders meet discussed constitution, victory, return, vote in Syria

I think that an increasing number of participants in the settlement process serves this well. In essence, it was initially a proposal by the French president to join efforts of the Small Group and Astana process. That was actively supported by the Turkish president who initiated today’s meeting. I think it has served well,” Putin said.

Asked about chances for a second summit of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey on Syria, Putin answered that the sides “has not negotiated this yet, but everything is possible.”

27.10.2018 - 08:09 [ Albawaba.com ]

Erdogan Hosts Putin, Merkel, Macron in Istanbul for Syria Summit, Saturday

During the summit, the participants will address the Syrian conflict in all its aspects, focusing on the situation on the ground, the Idlib agreement, and the political process, and to harmonize joint efforts to find a lasting solution to the conflict.

07.09.2018 - 01:28 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Kim Jong Un Vows Nuclear-Free Korea Ahead of Summit With South

South Korean officials announced on Thursday that a deal has been reached to hold a summit in Pyongyang from September 18-20. The summit is to focus on “practical measures” which could be taken for denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

03.08.2018 - 15:38 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

North Korea’s Foreign Minister kicks off bilateral talks with diplomatic partners upon arrival..

While many had been curious if Pyongyang and Washington will meet this week,… no official announcement has been made by either side. But Pompeo will be meeting with South Korea’s foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha Saturday morning. An interesting thing to note, is that all key players surrounding the geopolitical situation on the Korean Peninsula, namely the two Koreas, the U.S. and China, will all gather in just a moment, as Singapore hosts a gala dinner for the participants of this year’s forum. That’s all from me for now Daniel.

27.07.2018 - 13:39 [ theSun.co.uk ]

MERK TO THE RESCUE: Theresa May offered Brexit lifeline by Angela Merkel who insists EU leaders give PM ‘one last chance’ to sell Chequers plan to them

The Times is reporting that the German Chancellor Ms Merkel is frustrated the talks are not leading to a breakthrough, and is taking matters into her own hands.

She is said to have suggested they use the summit scheduled in Austria for the PM to hold direct talks to avert a no-deal Brexit.

08.07.2018 - 16:56 [ Uriminzokkiri.com ]

FM Spokesman on DPRK-U.S. High-level Talks

Chairman Kim Jong Un expressed his expectation and conviction that good personal relations forged with President Trump and his sentiments of good faith built towards the latter at the Singapore summit and talks would be further consolidated through the process of future dialogues such as high-level talks this time.

But, the U.S. side came up only with its unilateral and gangster-like demand for denuclearization just calling for CVID, declaration and verification, all of which run counter to the spirit of the Singapore summit meeting and talks.

The U.S. side never mentioned the issue of establishing a peace regime on the Korean peninsula which is essential for defusing tension and preventing a war. It took the position that it would even backtrack on the issue it had agreed on to end the status of war under certain conditions and excuses.

06.06.2018 - 08:00 [ Times of India ]

Foreign secy, China minister discuss SCO meet agenda

The government said in a statement that the two sides reviewed the follow-up action on the understandings reached at the Wuhan Informal Summit and discussed the agenda for bilateral engagement in the coming months, including the preparations for the forthcoming Modi-Xi meeting at the SCO Summit in Qingdao on June 9-10, 2018.

01.06.2018 - 16:28 [ Rodong Sinmun ]

Kim Jong Un Receives Russian FM

Noting with high appreciation that the situation in the Korean peninsula and the region has entered a phase of stability thanks to the DPRK, which has taken practical steps while successfully steering the relations between the north and the south of Korea and between the DPRK and the U.S., Lavrov said that Russia fully supports the DPRK’s determination and stand on the DPRK-U.S. summit high on the agenda and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and wishes for good successes.

Kim Jong Un said that the DPRK’s will for denuclearization of the Korean peninsula still remains unchanged and consistent and fixed and he hoped that the DPRK-U.S. relations and the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula will be solved on a stage-by-stage basis by finding a solution to meet the interests of each other through a new method in a new era and under a new situation and the solution of the issues will progress through effective and constructive dialogue and negotiation.

27.05.2018 - 11:05 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

S. Korea’s Moon says N. Korea’s Kim is committed to „complete denuclearization,“ summit with Trump

President Moon Jae-in has given his word that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is still committed the „complete denuclearization“ of the Korean peninsula and to a planned meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Our chief Blue House correspondent Moon Connyoung has more from the South Korean leader’s press conference broadcast live earlier this Sunday morning. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is determined to meet U.S. President Donald Trump to discuss the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

26.05.2018 - 12:51 [ Arirang News / Youtube ]

Singapore still on standby for N. Korea-U.S. summit happening on June 12: sources

Sources say reservations at the Shangri-La Hotel over the summit period are not being taken… and security sweeps are ongoing. If the summit happens, President Trump is expected to stay at the hotel. Singapore’s ban on government officials and police taking vacation on or around June 12th remains in place as well.

26.05.2018 - 12:39 [ CNBC ]

South Korea relieved about Trump-Kim summit revival efforts

The statement by Seoul’s presidential office came hours after Trump welcomed North Korea’s conciliatory response to his Thursday letter withdrawing from the summit.
South Korea was caught off guard by Trump’s abrupt cancellation of the summit citing hostility in recent North Korean comments.

25.05.2018 - 09:45 [ Newsweek ]

Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un: Did John Bolton Blow Up the North Korea Summit On Purpose?

Trump sent Secretary of State Mike Pompeo twice to Pyongyang in the ensuing weeks to talk directly with Kim, and at no point, the State Department says, did he come away thinking Kim was not serious about the meeting. On the other hand, State says it sought for weeks to arrange a lower level meeting of diplomats from both countries to finalize the agenda—a request the U.S. says the North Koreans never responded to.

25.05.2018 - 09:27 [ António Guterres, Generalsekretär der Vereinten Nationen / Twitter ]

Deeply concerned by cancellation of meeting between President of the US and leader of the DPRK. I urge the parties to continue dialogue to find a path towards the verifiable denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Launch of my Disarmament Agenda today:

23.05.2018 - 12:22 [ Newsweek ]

Russia and Japan Plan North Korea Strategy in Case Trump-Kim Summit Falls Apart

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is preparing to visit Moscow, where he will sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss North Korea and other matters.

“I would like to confirm cooperation in resolving the North Korea issue,“ Abe told journalists Monday ahead of the meeting. Top foreign affairs and defense officials from both countries will also meet over the coming week.

20.05.2018 - 09:54 [ Yonhap ]

Moon, Trump vow continued effort to ensure successful U.S.-N. Korea summit

The two leaders talked from 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and agreed to work together closely on the historic meeting, Cheong Wa Dae said. Moon is scheduled to hold talks with the U.S. chief executive on Tuesday in Washington.

He is set to head for Washington late Monday and return home early Thursday.

08.05.2018 - 12:07 [ Global Times (China) ]

US, North Korea should create friendly backdrop for summit

Pyongyang has offered to halt nuclear tests and taken steps to assuage tensions in inter-Korean ties. Washington also took a step forward by agreeing to the Trump-Kim meeting. Given the huge divide and mistrust between the US and North Korea, a summit is needed to break the deadlock.

As the US takes the strategic upper hand, naturally North Korea has worries. Washington needs to be more proactive if the two sides want to build trust. The US and North Korea, bracing for the summit, must go forward. Otherwise there will be more political risks for Washington.

08.05.2018 - 11:42 [ Arirang News ]

[LIVE/ARIRANG NEWS] President Moon speaks about North Korea ahead of Tokyo trip – 2018.05.08

North Korea, U.S. still working out details for their scheduled summit ▪ High-ranking North Korean official may have been in contact with officials in China: Sources ▪ Issues over forming joint Korea teams in the upcoming Asian Games ▪ Rival parties to meet in attempt to reach last-minute deal to normalize parliament

06.05.2018 - 18:56 [ Yonhap ]

S. Korea, U.S. to work closely for successful Trump-Kim talks: Seoul officia

Chung Eui-yong, chief of the presidential National Security Office, made the remarks upon arriving at Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, after his visit to Washington to meet his U.S. counterpart, John Bolton.

„We had in-depth discussions on ways to make the summit between the U.S. and North Korea successful,“ Chung said. „To that end, the South Korean and U.S. presidents are planning to have close consultations in Washington in mid-May.“

05.05.2018 - 07:58 [ Japan Today ]

China says summit with Japan, S Korea to focus on cooperation, not N Korea

No areas will be off limits in talks next week when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang visits Japan, but North Korea is not going to be a focus, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday.

China and Japan, Asia’s two largest economies, have been trying to reset ties after years of increasingly bitter disputes over a group of uninhabited islets in the East China Sea and the legacy of Japan’s invasion of China before and during World War Two.

04.05.2018 - 10:31 [ New York Times ]

Trump Orders Pentagon to Consider Reducing U.S. Forces in South Korea

A spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Col. Patrick Ryder, said he had no information about troop options being prepared for the president.

For Mr. Trump, withdrawing troops would have multiple benefits, said Victor D. Cha, a Korea scholar at Georgetown University who was for a time under consideration to be ambassador to Seoul. It would appeal to his political base, save the United States money and give him a valuable chit in his negotiation with Mr. Kim.

04.05.2018 - 10:26 [ Korea Herald ]

Moon’s top security adviser in US to discuss US-NK summit

President Moon Jae-in’s top security adviser is visiting Washington to discuss matters related to the upcoming summit between the US and North Korea, Cheong Wa Dae confirmed Friday.

Chung Eui-yong, chief of the presidential National Security Office, traveled to Washington on Thursday at the request of the White House National Security Council, according to an official at the presidential office.

27.04.2018 - 19:35 [ Independent.co.uk ]

Korean War to be declared officially over after 65 years, following historic summit between North and South

The war began in 1950 and most fighting came to an end with an armistice three years later. But peace was never officially declared and the two countries have been officially at war ever since.

At their first summit in more than a decade, the two sides announced they would seek an agreement to establish „permanent“ and „solid“ peace on the peninsula.

22.04.2018 - 09:49 [ Yonhap ]

North Korean leader shifts policy focus to economy

The measures could mark Kim’s strategic course correction after incremental global sanctions have crippled his country’s economy, eroded public support and loyalty from the elites, and fueled diplomatic friction with China, its key economic patron.

The announcement came ahead of Kim’s summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in on April 27 and United States President Donald Trump in May or early June.