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Trump letter to Kim Jong Un handed to North Korea foreign minister at ASEAN meeting

Posted: 6:25 AM, Aug 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-04 14:24:27Z

A letter from US President Donald Trump to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was given Saturday to North Korea's foreign minister at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted.

Trump's letter comes in response to a letter he received this week from Kim, according to State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert. The letter from the President was delivered to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho after Pompeo shook hands and spoke with Ri at the ASEAN meeting in Singapore, Nauert said.

US envoy Sung Kim handed the Trump letter to Ri, and Ri thanked him, Nauert said.