Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 30th, 2018 (Photo: AFP/VNA)

During the phone call, the two leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the final, fully verified denuclearization of the DPRK, the White House said.

US President Donald Trump will likely visit Japan as a state guest on May 26th, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported.

During his visit, Trump is expected to become the first foreign dignitary to meet with the emperor after his ascension to the throne in May.

US President Donald Trump on February 19th called the Republic of Korea (RoK) President Moon Jae-in to discuss the 2nd summit with DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam, next week.

President Donald Trump said he discussed the upcoming summit with RoK President Moon Jae-in.

"I look forward to being with Mr Kim and I think a lot of things will come out of it," Trump said. "We had a tremendous first summit, it was really breaking the ice, but a lot of things came from that, including good relationships."

RoK President Moon Jae-in told Trump he hopes the summit will provide a 'critical turning point' to accomplish complete denuclearization, a peace regime on the peninsula and development of DPRK-US relations, according to a statement from Moon's office.

In their 35-minute phone call, Moon offered to help in any way he could, his office said.

Earlier, US President Donald Trump announced his upcoming meeting with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi on February 27th - 28th./.

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