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Saturday, 26 May 2018

North, South Korea leaders meet over Trump




Leaders of North and South Korea have met to ensure the historic meeting between North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and the U.S. President Donald Trump, still holds.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un in the demilitarized zone for the second time in a month on Saturday to discuss the peace commitments they reached in their first summit.

There has been uncertainty over the North Korea-U.S. meeting following various demands by Trump and his North Korean counterpart.

The meeting between the Korean leaders came hours after President Donald Trump suggested his June 12 meeting with Kim may still go ahead.

North, South Korea leaders meet over Trump

Moon’s office, which released photos of the meeting, said the leaders met on the North Korean side of the demilitarized zone in the village of Panmunjom between 3 and 5 p.m. local time.

The Blue House said Moon would personally announce the outcome of Saturday’s summit on Sunday.

The two leaders reportedly spoke for two hours to “frankly discuss” how they could make the potential summit between Kim and Trump a success.

The meeting came hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a summit between Trump and Kim following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw the U.S. president cancel the meeting.

In their first summit in April, Kim and Moon announced vague aspirations for a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and permanent peace, which Seoul has tried to sell as a meaningful breakthrough to set up the summit with Trump.



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