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    Kim Jong-un, Trump Exchange Messages Via S Korean Envoy - S Korean Gov't

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    TOKYO (Sputnik) - US President Donald Trump sent a message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un through South Korea's presidential special envoy Chung Eui-yong, who visited Pyongyang on Wednesday, while Kim, on his part, asked the envoy to deliver a message to the US leader, South Korean presidential spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom said on Thursday.

    "Trump asked President Moon Jae-in during a phone conversation on September 4 to deliver a message to Kim Jong-un," the spokesman said, adding that this was done during Chung's visit to North Korea.

    Kim Eui-kyeom did not disclose the details of Kim Jong-un's message to Trump and assured that it would be sent to Trump.

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    During the meeting held on Wednesday, Chung met with Kim in Pyongyang and handed over a letter from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. In turn, Kim asked Chung to deliver his message to the US administration.

    In addition, the Korean officials agreed to hold a third inter-Korean summit on September 18-20 in Pyongyang. According to reports, the North Korean leader also reaffirmed his country's commitment to denuclearization.

    The situation on the Korean Peninsula has significantly improved over the course of this year, with Kim pledging to give up his nuclear aspirations and holding several rounds of talks with his South Korean counterpart and a summit with Trump in Singapore.

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    summit, nuclear weapons, Intra-Korean Talks, Moon Jae-in, Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un, Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), South Korea
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