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USM guest speaker talks Korean summit

The Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston was in Maine Wednesday night, speaking to an audience at the University of Southern Maine. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – The Consul General of the Republic of Korea in Boston was in Maine Wednesday night, speaking to an audience at the University of Southern Maine.

The event comes as North Korea's Leader Kim Jung Un threatens to cancel the summit scheduled with President Trump next month.

Wednesday night at USM, Counsel General Kim is detailing the recent developments in North Korean nuclear issues, and talking about what he calls a historic opportunity for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

He says there has been progress, including the release of three American hostages in North Korea, and successful talks between North Korean and South Korean leaders.

Kim says although Maine is far from the Korean Peninsula, Mainers should care about what goes on there, because there is potential for more trade growth between the countries.

South Korean President Moon will be in Washington next week ahead of the planned summit between President Trump and Kim Jung Un in June.

Counsel Kim says he remains hopeful the meeting will happen and be productive.

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