>> But I think that there's a great chance to solve a world problem.>> President Donald Trump on Tuesday revealed the US is engaged in direct talks at quote, extremely high levels, with Pyongyang for an expected summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Trump making the talks known at the start of the second summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
>> We've had direct talks at very high levels, extremely high levels and I really believe there's a lot of goodwill Lot of good things are happening.>> Trump said the time and place of the meeting with Kim are still being determined. North Korea is expected to dominate Trump's meeting with Abe this week, which could be contentious despite close ties between the two leaders.
Japan had been taken aback by Trump's willingness to meet with Kim, a sharp turnaround after the two traded nuclear threats.>> Fire and fury.>> And with Kim close to having a missile that can hit the US. David Brunnstrom is following the summit.>> Both sides have sought to stress the warmth of the personal relationship between President Trump and Prime Minister Abe.
And they were at this meeting wearing matching ties. But it's not clear that there is actually the same level of want that there have been in previous meetings. I think what Abe is concerned about is that Trump might seek to do a deal with North Korea To do away with intercontinental ballistic missiles and not take sufficient account of the medium range and intermediate range missiles that are capable of hitting Japan.
>> In earlier remarks, Trump sought to convey common ground with his some times golfing buddy Abe.>> Japan and ourselves, are locked and we are very unified on the subject of North Korea.>> The two are also expected to tackle trade. Trump recently said he'd review his decision to pull out of the 12-nation Asian trade deal that Japan strongly supports.
Still unclear whether Trump might link US help on North Korea to trade concessions from Japan.>>