Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump are set to hold a summit to discuss North Korea “denuclearizing.” As reported by South Korean media, Kim Jong-un is apparently pursuing the signing of a peace treaty with the United States after the summit. This comes after a time of tension between both nations and their leaders.
The meeting, expected to take place sometime in May, breaks with years of foreign policy, and President Trump would be making history by being the first sitting President to meet with North Korea’s leader. In addition, South Korea has been helpful in getting both nations to sit down to discuss matters. Dong-A Ilbo, a South Korean newspaper, explained that Kim Jong-un is likely to bring up the idea of signing a peace treaty and establishing nuclear disarmament and diplomatic relations between the two nations.
The exact specifics of the meeting still haven’t been divulged, but it seems that tensions have cooled down from the way that Kim Jong-un has extended an invitation for a meeting.
After speaking with President Trump, Chung Eui-Yong, South Korean National Security advisor, explained that he “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.”
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in praised President Trump for his response to the talks, saying that he believes “President Trump deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks.”