Reports: US-N Korea summit could be in Geneva or Vienna

06-Oct-2018 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM Print This Post

The second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could take place in Geneva, Switzerland, or Vienna, according to Japanese press reports.

Secret discussions regarding the planned meeting are taking place as North Korea vice foreign minister Choe Son Hui visits Beijing and Moscow to discuss cooperation.

The Asahi Shimbun reported Thursday speculation is rising that Trump could meet with Kim in Europe, possibly in November.

Trump is expected to attend a November 11 commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I in France.

North Korea's Kim Jong Un (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump (R) could meet in Europe next month, according to Japanese press reports. (UPI)

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un (L) and U.S. President Donald Trump (R) could meet in Europe next month, according to Japanese press reports. (UPI)

While in Europe, Trump could travel to Geneva or Vienna, or another third-party country, to hold discussions with the North Koreans, according to the Asahi.

Quoting US and South Korea government sources, the Japanese newspaper also reported the South Koreans offered Seoul as the site of the next summit, but the Trump administration did not warm to the idea.

The Mainichi Shimbun reported Geneva and Vienna are candidate cities for the next summit, and that the US administration is likely to schedule the meeting after the midterm elections in November.

North Korea has gained support for the easing of sanctions from traditional partners China and Russia, and North Korea aircraft are expected to fly to Vladivostok this weekend.

Ahead of the flight, Choe left Pyongyang for China and Russia, according to KCNA.

Japan’s Kyodo News reported Thursday Choe could be travelling to exchange views with Moscow and Beijing officials ahead of meetings between Choe and Steve Biegun, the US special representative for North Korea.

Choe could make contact with US officials during the trip, according to Kyodo.

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