Trump says he looks forward to talks with North Korea's Kim

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Trump has nominated Pompeo for secretary of state and predicted Pompeo would go down in history "as one of the great secretaries of state". "I wish him well", she said. I think there's a good chance of doing it.

As the two men sat for dinner Tuesday, it was revealed that Mike Pompeo, Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director and pick for secretary of state, had traveled to North Korea for preliminary talks with Kim early this month.

That's what Abe, who has worked hard to ingratiate himself with Trump, did on Tuesday after arriving at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort and being greeted by the US president in an identical blue-and-white striped necktie.

Trump could take solace in the fact that none of the reporters asked the two world leaders who they were wearing. Easter was on April 1.

Japan has also been questioning why it wasn't granted exemptions to Trump's protectionist measures on steel and aluminum when most other key USA allies - among them Australia, Canada, the European Union and Mexico - have been.

Abe said that Trump had promised to bring up the Japanese abductee issue in his meeting with Kim.

Mr Trump and Mr Abe spent Wednesday morning golfing at one of Mr Trump's nearby courses in their latest show of "golf diplomacy", and had an intimate dinner on Tuesday evening with their wives.

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There was small drought in 2015 and 2016 before he came back to win the French Open and the US Open in 2017. He was really genuinely wanting to help and to give me advices and to share his experience with me.

As the two men sat for dinner Tuesday, it was revealed that Mike Pompeo, Trump's Central Intelligence Agency director and pick for secretary of state, had traveled to North Korea for preliminary talks with Kim early this month.

"There's a bright path available to North Korea when it achieves denuclearization in a complete and verifiable and irreversible way".

Earlier Wednesday, the United States leader confirmed a clandestine meeting had already taken place between his Central Intelligence Agency chief and the North´s reclusive leader.

Trump is set to meet with the North Korean dictator later this year, no specific date or location has been released by the White House.

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.

This story was written by the Associated Press. The officials were not authorized to discuss the visit publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. The leaders and first ladies stopped briefly to talk to reporters.

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