N Korea calls Kim-Trump meeting historic

AFPNorth Korea today described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarised Zone as ‘historic’ and ‘amazing’.

The official Korean Central News Agency said that the two leaders agreed to resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

After a Twitter invitation by the US President on Saturday, the two leaders met yesterday in the strip of land that has divided the peninsula for 66 years since the end of the Korean War.

Kim and Trump shook hands over the concrete blocks dividing North and South before Trump walked a few paces into Pyongyang’s territory, the first US President ever to set foot on North Korean soil.

The impromptu meeting in the DMZ was full of symbolism.

The Hindu

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