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Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfill his wishes, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday, a day after meeting the USA president at an economic summit in Argentina.

'At some point, ' he will, Trump said about hosting Kim in the United States, with this weekend's announcement raising the spectre of such a trip being just weeks off. He said, "We are getting along very well".

"I think we're going to do one fairly [soon] - you know, into January, February, I think", Trump told reporters with him on Air Force One.

The two sides have been engaged in talks on the leaders' second meeting after the first, unprecedented, one in Singapore in June.

The White House said he reaffirmed that plan during a meeting with Moon Friday on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Argentina.

Trump said earlier in October that his meeting with Kim would be held after the midterm Congressional elections, and the venue of his second meeting with Kim had been narrowed down to "three or four" locations.

Mr. Trump had been in Buenos Aires for the Group of 20 summit.

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Sanders said both leaders agreed on the necessity for "maintaining vigorous enforcement of existing sanctions to ensure the DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) understands that denuclearization is the only path".

North Korea was angered by Washington's refusal to ease sanctions and warned it could resume its nuclear programme.

While North Korea under command of Kim Jong Un still has not completely denuclearized, it appears they are working the government of the South in earnest to lessen hostilities, and as the Atlantic article points out, in hopes of alleviating worldwide sanctions to stimulate their economy.

North Korea had entered into agreements with regional powers in 1994 and in 2005 to dismantle its nuclear program in return for economic benefits and diplomatic rewards, but those deals broke down after Pyongyang clandestinely continued to pursue building weapons of mass destruction.

After their third meeting in North Korea's capital of Pyongyang in September, Moon said Kim agreed to make a reciprocal visit to Seoul this year.

'We actually have talked about three sites, we haven't determined the sites, ' he said, sparking speculation that Kim could make an historic first visit to the US.

Following Moon-Trump meet in G20 summit in Argentina, Moon has developed some respect and support for Seoul summit from the United States administration- aiming to entice Kim to hold a good pledge.

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