As reported earlier this week, Kim Jong-un had been open to the idea of negotiating with the United States on “denuclearizing.” Today, it’s being reported that Kim Jong-un has extended an invitation to meet with President Trump, and this could be a historic moment that nobody expected to see. President Trump vowed to meet with Kim Jong-un by May, and this will be the first time a North Korean leader and a sitting President have met.
South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong, after meeting with President Trump, commented that “I told President Trump that in our meeting, North Korean leader Jim Jong-un said he committed to denuclearization… and he expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.”
Eui-Yong also stated that “President Trump appreciated the briefing, and said he would meet Kim Jong-un by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.”
In addition, he “explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture.”
South Korea’s President Moon Jai-in praised the proposed meeting by saying that “The May meeting will be recorded as a historic milestone that realized peace on the Korean Peninsula.”
President Trump tweeted a response, saying that “great progress” was being made.
Kim Jong Un talked about denuclearization with the South Korean Representatives, not just a freeze. Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Great progress being made but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. Meeting being planned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 9, 2018