CGTN's Asieh Namdar spoke with Myung-koo Kang, a professor of political science at Baruch College, about the significance of CIA Director Mike Pompeo's visit to the DPRK, the upcoming inter-Korean summit, and the expected meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un.
Trump hosted Abe in Palm Beach, Fla., on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the USA edged down in March, government data showed Wednesday, as the two countries' leaders held talks over the thorny issue of bilateral trade.
"We will be doing everything possible to make it a worldwide success", he said.
The two-day Trump-Abe summit played out amid growing tensions between the two countries over North Korea and trade.
Nevertheless, Pompeo's conversations in North Korea had fueled Trump's belief that productive negotiations were possible, according to a USA senior official briefed on the trip.
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Trump said five locations for the summit are under consideration, but he would not list them. - Larry Kudlow, director of the U.S. National Economic Council, told reporters Tuesday, ahead of a Japan-U.S. summit meeting, "The United States would probably like to see a free trade agreement come out at some point with Japan".
The President has stressed that he'll focus on denuclearization in his talks with Kim.
Trump took credit for the inter-Korean talks, saying, "Without us and without me, in particular, I guess you would have to say, they wouldn't be discussing anything".
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is on board to end North Korea's nuclear program but also doesn't want Trump to lose sight of the North's short-range missiles that can strike Tokyo.
"Just because North Korea is responding to dialogue there should be no rewards, maximum pressure should be maintained", said Abe.
South Korea and a US -led United Nations force are technically still at war with North Korea after the Korean War ended with a truce, not a peace treaty.