"President Trump discussed his intention to have a second U.S. -DPRK summit", Sanders said, and the two leaders "restated their commitment to closely coordinate on next steps".
U.S. President Donald Trump says his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will likely take place in January or February, and, he says. there are three venues under consideration. "Of course, Kim's visit could take place a bit late ... but I think it doesn't matter whether it would happen before the end of this year or not".
A train carrying a team of South Korean officials that will inspect railway sections in the North with their North Korean counterparts passes a section of the Gyeongui Line at the demilitarized zone in Paju, Gyeonggi Province, Friday. The UN Security Council granted the South sanctions exemptions to carry fuel and other equipment into the North for the survey.
As a gesture towards reconciliation, the two Koreas reconnected the western line in 2007 and limited numbers of freight trains transported materials and goods to and from the Seoul-invested Kaesong industrial zone in the North for about a year.
After whistling twice, the South Korean train slowly traveled toward North Korea's Panmun Station, near the town of Kaesong, where the cars would be reconnected to a North Korean engine.
Before the South Korean train headed for the North on Friday, a farewell ceremony was held at Dorasan Station, just south of the border in Paju, Gyeonggi.
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More than 30,000 North Korean civilians have fled their homeland since the peninsula was divided at the end of the 1950-53 Korean War. From Dec. 8 to 17, the Koreas will inspect an 800-kilometre (497 mile) railway section along the country's eastern coast, stretching from an area near the scenic Diamond Mountain to a riverside station near the North's border with Russian Federation.
They also had to get special one-off clearance from the United Nations to get around sanctions, which prohibit taking fuel and certain equipment into North Korea.
The study comes as differences emerge between Seoul and Washington, which stations 28,500 troops in the South as part of their decades-old alliance.
"As he promised, President Moon should invite Kim to Seoul and convince him" of making headway in the stalled denuclearization talks, former Unification Minster Jeong Se-hyun said during a meeting with liberal politicians on Saturday.
Moon's office said that Trump also gave the green light for Kim to visit Seoul, saying the two leaders agreed that would "provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula".