US President Donald Trump on Sunday meet the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that has divided the Korean peninsula for 66 years.
Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot on North Korean soil greeting the country’s leader, Kim Jong-un, with a warm handshake after months of stalled negotiations.
After their meeting Sunday, Trump announced that he and Kim had agreed to resume stalled talks on denuclearization in the coming weeks.
The two men then walked into Seoul’s territory together pausing on the line for photographers the place they were joined by South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
The impromptu meeting in the DMZ which got here after Trump issued an invitation on Twitter on Saturday comes with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington over the North’s nuclear arsenal at a deadlock.
Trump arrived in Seoul late on Saturday for talks with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in after attending a G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, at some point of which he made a surprise, spur-of-the-moment provide to meet Kim.
Trump was heard extending an invitation for Kim to visit the White House earlier than the two leaders retired to a closed-door personal meeting for almost an hour.
It was stated that Kim reciprocated the invite to Mr Trump to go to his capital, Pyongyang, and the two leaders agreed to carry out the trips “at the right time.”
Speaking to the press after their impromptu summit, Mr Trump described their meeting as a “very appropriate one, very strong, very solid”, revealing that they had agreed to set up teams to try to overcome the impasse over the dismantlement of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.
President Donald Trump has addressed members of the U.S navy at an American air base in Osan, simply south of Seoul, South Korea, earlier than ending his Asia trip and returning to Washington.