Washington — South Korean President Moon Jae-in is meeting US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, to try to find a path forward from the debris of a failed nuclear summit between the US president and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Both Trump and Moon are heavily invested in bringing North Korea out of the cold but the unsuccessful summit in Vietnam at the end of February was a setback for the two allies that has yet to be resolved. Trump will give Moon and his wife, Kim Jung-sook, the red carpet treatment at the White House before talks in the Oval Office. Although trade and the role of the huge US troop presence in South Korea are hot topics, North Korea dominates. “The two leaders will have in-depth talks … to co-ordinate their stance on setting up a peace regime on the Korean peninsula through complete denuclearisation,” Yoon Do-han, the senior South Korean presidential press secretary said ahead of the visit. Trump has emerged as an unlikely peacemaker in th...

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