Ban Ki-moon urges N. Korea to take denuclearization steps

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"The message is that President Trump has very favourable views toward Chairman Kim and he likes him", Mr Moon told reporters aboard a flight from Argentina to New Zealand, where he started a three-day state visit on Sunday.

At the most recent summit between Moon and Kim in September, the two leaders committed to reviving economic cooperation when possible, voicing optimism that worldwide sanctions could end and allow such activity. He said, "We are getting along very well".

North Korea agreed to work toward the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", during summit with the South and an unprecedented meeting between Kim and Trump in June.

"The two leaders agreed Chairman Kim Jong Un's visit to Seoul would provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula", Moon's chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said.

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Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearization and gain the trust of the global community if he wants sanctions lifted.

The last defection involving North Koreans occurred in May when two civilians aboard a small boat defected to the South across the Yellow Sea.

In the Argentine capital, Mr Trump held separate bilateral talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday that primarily focused on trade, but the United States leader said Xi he had agreed to work with him "100 per cent" on North Korea.

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Just went six cars from South Korea, including, in particular, the tank 55 tons of diesel fuel to ensure uninterrupted movement of trains, car-generator, auto with Seating, a sleeping compartment vehicle, car for meetings, as well as the auto with the water for showers and Laundry.

Pence has also said it was essential that global sanctions pressure be maintained on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation was achieved.

The follow-up talks have been rocky with North Korea insisting that sanctions should be removed first before any progress in nuclear negotiations.

However, North Korea has taken steps to cease its ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

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But differences remain between Washington and Seoul on how to proceed with Kim, as the dovish Moon favours more robust engagement with the North. The government here has been trying to rearrange the visit after discussing it with the U.S.