South Korean President Moon Jae-in praise U.S. President Donald Trump for his efforts to end the standoff with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program.
Moon said,Trump deserves a Nobel Peace Prize in a meeting of senior secretaries, “President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,”.
Responding to a letter from one of South Korea’s past first ladies calling for Moon to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Moon said: “It’s President Trump who should receive the Nobel Prize. We only need to take peace.” He has previously said the US President deserved “big credit” for the recent thawing in relations with North Korea, The Independent reports.
Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday pledged at a summit to end hostilities between their countries and work toward the “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula.
Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!” the US President tweeted.
Trump is set to meet Kim within weeks for the first-ever talks between sitting US president and a North Korean leader. The image of Trump being crowned as a peacemaker on the level of Martin Luther King Jr and Nelson Mandela was met with incredulity by some on social media.
The upcoming Trump-Kim meeting was the main subject of a private walk and chat that Kim and Moon had during their meeting at the border, the official said.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that Mr Trump would maintain a “pressure campaign” of sanctions on North Korea until the nuclear weapon programme is demolished.
The Trump administration has been leading a global effort to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea.