January 11, 2019
President Moon Jae-in on Jan. 10 said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s recent visit to China is "a sign that the second North Korea-U.S. summit is now close."
In his New Year's news conference at Cheong Wa Dae, the president began a Q&A session for both Korean and foreign reporters by answering questions on diplomacy and national security. Of the 24 questions asked of him on the three areas of diplomacy and national security, economy, and politics and society, the most (10) were on the first category.
On Kim's recent visit to China, President Moon said, "It will positively influence a successful second summit between North Korea and the U.S.," adding, "We soon might hear about high-level negotiations between both sides on their second summit."