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North Korea made realistic offer to US during Hanoi summit - top diplomat

Hanoi, February 28. /TASS/. The North Korean delegation made a realistic proposal to the United States during the bilateral summit in Hanoi, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho told reporters during an emergency briefing for a limited number of journalists on Thursday. "During the two-day summit, the leaders of North Korea and the United States held serious and composed discussions and demonstrated bilateral restraint," he said. "Keeping in mind the principles of confidence-building and the sincerity-based approach to solving problems, we came forward with a realistic proposal during this meeting," North Korea’s top diplomat added. After the second North-Korean-US summit ended on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho invited a limited number of journalists to a news briefing in the Melia hotel, where North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was staying. The notice was send at 23:30 local time (about 19:30 Moscow time), half an hour before the start of the event. According to North Korea’s top diplomat, the country’s delegation decided to hold the briefing to clarify its stance on the results of the Hanoi summit. During the two-day US-North Korean summit in the Vietnamese capital, the sides decided not to sign a joint document, but agreed that dialogue should continue. The agenda of the second day underwent major changes, including the cancellation of the two leaders’ joint working lunch. Read more