Trump Becomes First Sitting U.S. President To Visit North Korea (Photos)
The president of United States, Donald Trump in a historic visit stepped onto North Korean soil as he met Pyongyang’s leader Kim Jong Un in a moment of high diplomatic drama on the world’s last Cold War frontier on Sunday, Brainnews report.
After becoming the only sitting U.S. president to set foot inside North Korea, Trump brought Kim back over the dividing line for a meeting where they agreed to start working-level talks on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.
Trump, 73, also said he had invited 35-year-old Kim to the White House “anytime he wants to do it”.
He told Kim: “It was an honour that you asked me to step over that line, and I was proud to step over the line.”
As they sat down for discussions, Kim said their “handshake of peace” in a location that was “the symbol of the division of north and south” showed that “we are willing to put the past behind us”.
AFP report says that the impromptu meeting in the DMZ after Trump issued an invitation on Twitter the day before came with negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington at a deadlock.
Trump, along U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Advisor to the U.S. President Ivanka Trump met with U.S. troops and their families stationed in South Korea in Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek.
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