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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said there were no future meetings planned with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but that President Donald Trump was open to another sitdown.

Earlier on Thursday Trump tweeted his gratitude to Kim for sending home remains of soldiers from the 1950-1953 Korean War, saying "I am not at all surprised that you took this kind action. Also, thank you for your nice letter - I look forward to seeing you soon!"

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told a regularly scheduled briefing that "there is not a second meeting that is currently locked in or finalised," Trump is "certainly open to that discussion. She added that Trump would shortly send respond to Kim's letter, which he received on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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