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South Korea said on Friday that it is seeking high-level talks this month with North Korea to prepare for a summit and that President Moon Jae-in may meet Donald Trump before the U.S. president’s planned meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Amid a flurry of diplomacy from Asia to Europe to Washington, Trump reaffirmed his plan to meet with Kim by the end of May during a phone call Friday with Moon, with both voicing “cautious optimism” about efforts to resolve the crisis over the North’s nuclear weapons.

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