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Trump Responds To Kim Jong Un’s First Meeting With A Foreign Leader Since He Took Power

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President Donald Trump responded positively in a pair of tweets Wednesday morning to the news that North Korean leader secretly met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.

Kim, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol Ju, met with Xi and Madame Peng Liyuan in the Chinese capital earlier this week at the invitation of the Chinese leader. While in Beijing, Kim reportedly told Xi that he is committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and is eager to meet with U.S. and South Korean leadership to discuss a peaceful resolution to longstanding disputes.

WATCH: Video Footage From Kim’s Visit To Beijing

While it does not appear that Beijing consulted Washington prior to the meeting, Xi delivered a personal message to Trump, briefing the president on talks with the North Korean leader. Chinese reports on the meeting in Beijing appear to confirm statements from South Korean diplomats asserting that Kim is seriously considering denuclearization and that he is ready to meet with the president.

As far as Trump’s meeting with Kim is concerned, the White House has yet to complete preparations for the summit.

“We are continuing to move forward. The offer was extended and accepted and we’re continuing to move forward in that process. We still don’t have a set time or date on that front,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told The Daily Caller Tuesday.

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