April 27, 2018 / 1:20 AM / in 10 months

U.S. hopeful Korea talks will achieve progress toward peace

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at a welcome ceremony at the inter-Korean summit at the truce village of Panmunjom, in this still frame taken from video, South Korea April 27, 2018. Host Broadcaster via REUTERS TV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is hopeful talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will make progress on achieving peace and prosperity, the White House said in a statement on Thursday as the two men began their summit.

The White House also said it looks forward to continuing discussions with South Korea in preparation for the planned meeting of President Donald Trump and Kim in the coming weeks.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Lisa Lambert

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