President Donald Trump was in Argentina to attend the G20 summit and while returning in Air Force One he revealed to reporters that he and Kim Jong-un had a good relationship and were getting along well. He added that he would invite Kim to America at some point in time. The president also revealed his plans to meet the leader of north korea once again in January or February and said that some venues are under consideration. They had interacted for the first time in June in Singapore.

The Guardian reports that Donald Trump and Chinese president, Xi Jinping had met at the G20 and both wanted “to see a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula”.

The White House said in a statement that both leaders agreed about progress made with respect to North Korea.

It is a waiting game

The subject of denuclearization of North Korea was a major topic for discussion at the Singapore summit. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un reached an agreement but the progress on that front is not clear. In November, the vice-president, Mike Pence, indicated that Trump would push for a concrete plan that would outline plans for Pyongyang to put an end to its nuclear ambitions.

Pence has told a section of the media that before the second summit, Pyongyang must draw up a concrete plan vis-à-vis its nuclear assets and their disposal actions.

Pence also said that there should not be any relaxation of international sanctions on North Korea until there is total denuclearization. It is important that the hermit kingdom declare its assets in full to build the necessary trust.

Trump wants a second summit

According to the New York Times, President Donald Trump feels a second summit meeting with Kim Jong-un could provide impetus to the issue of denuclearization.

This summit could happen early next year. John R. Bolton, the national security adviser, is of the opinion that another meeting between the two leaders could help the cause because the slow pace is becoming a matter of concern. After the Singapore summit in June, the US president had declared that North Korea was “no longer a nuclear threat.” However, there are indications that Pyongyang has not abandoned its nuclear programs.

It is a fact that North Korea has not conducted any nuclear test since September 2017. Donald Trump views this as a positive sign and feels another meeting will be useful. However, those in the know believe that the country is still in possession of nuclear warheads and might have a ballistic missile that could strike the United States. It is a delicate issue and needs to be handled with kid gloves.