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Trump-Kim Summit

North Korea's neighbors seek positives from Hanoi summit collapse

Japan and South Korea praise Trump's efforts; China more cautiously optimistic

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Friday: "I believe this is part of a process to reach a higher level of agreement."    © Reuters

MANILA/TOKYO -- Despite the unexpected collapse of talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday, regional leaders played up the effort to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula.

Speaking at an event on Friday commemorating the 100th anniversary of an uprising against Japanese colonial rule, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Trump and Kim "made meaningful" progress over the course of the two-day summit in Hanoi.

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