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What Bishop, Trump discussed in private

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop had a one-on-one chat with President Donald Trump in New York overnight where they discussed Australia and the United States’ shared determination to stop North Korea’s weapons program.

The face-to-face encounter followed Mr Trump’s forceful speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, where he vowed to “totally destroy” the rogue nation if it attacked the US or its allies and urged other countries to follow his “America first” doctrine by putting their citizens first.

While she characterised the face-to-face encounter as a “private conversation”, Ms Bishop did provide some detail about what they discussed in response to a question from

“I spoke to the President about his speech and about his comments on North Korea,” the Foreign Minister said.

“We had a rather detailed discussion on what options are available to the international community and what is Kim Jong-un’s endgame.

“We discussed specifically the…

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