White House calls Moon-Trump summit ‘positive’

April 15, 2019

SEOUL - The U.S. Administration has called last week's summit between President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington "positive," saying the talks showed a strengthened bilateral alliance and trading partnership. 

The White House released fact sheets on the summit through its official website, saying, "President Trump and President Moon have made clear that North Korea should follow through on its commitment to final, fully verified denuclearisation." 
"The ROK (Republic of Korea) stands as one of the United States' closest and most vital allies and friends," it added, saying both countries boosted bilateral relations and would work on furthering economic ties for peace on the Korean Peninsula. 
With both leaders discussing improving their trading partnership in the summit, the White House said it highly appreciated the positive effects of the improved free trade agreement on both economies,
Highlighting Seoul's crucial role in the relationship between Pyeongyang and Washington, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said: "President Trump reiterated that he has a very good relationship with DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Chairman Kim Jong Un and noted that the door remains open to dialogue." 
She also expressed the possibility of follow-up talks between Kim and Trump. www.korea.kr (ATI).