Paris: French president Emmanuel Macron has called for "tough talks" with Pyongyang as he spoke to Donald Trump and hailed plans for a historic meeting between the US and North Korean leaders.
"The international community must maintain its unity for tough talks with North Korea to pave the way for a denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula," Macron's office quoted him as telling the US president in a telephone call.
The move is a high-stakes encounter for both Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un, who have traded insults in the past and threatened to wipe out each other out.
News of the summit, which South Korean President Moon Jae-in said was "like a miracle", is the latest step in a quickening detente.
North and South Korea exchanged envoys as Pyongyang sent a delegation to the South's Winter Olympics, which Seoul had dubbed the "Peace Games".
The thaw came after a period of extreme tension between Washington and Pyongyang.
Published Date: Mar 10, 2018 08:50 AM | Updated Date: Mar 10, 2018 08:50 AM