Trump and Kim to meet Sunday at the DMZ

epa07683938 South Korean President Moon Jae-in (2-R) and US President Donald Trump (3-R) look over North Korea from the Observation Post Ouellette along the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) near Paju, South Korea, 30 June 2019. The US leader arrived in South Korean on 29 June for a two-day visit that will include a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and a trip to the Demilitarized Zone. EPA-EFE/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT EPA-EFE/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

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President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet Sunday at the Demilitarized Zone.

The confirmation came from South Korean President Moon Jae-in at a joint news conference with President Trump following their brief meeting in Seoul.

“President Trump is the maker of peace in the Korean Peninsula,” Moon said in announcing the plan.

Earlier, American President Donald Trump said he is still hoping to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un when he visits the fortified strip dividing the two Koreas shortly.

Trump said he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had “a good feeling” and “a good relationship” and he hoped to meet him at the Demilitarized Zone border dividing the two Koreas later on Sunday.

He told a banquet in South Korea he was still “trying to work out” a meeting at the demilitarised zone (DMZ).

G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan
US President Donald J. Trump speaks during a press conference at a hotel in Osaka, western Japan after closing the G20 Summit talks. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

He invited Kim in an apparently spontaneous tweet from the G20 summit in Japan on Saturday.

North Korea described the offer as interesting but has not said whether Kim will take it up.

Trump is in South Korea to discuss the flagging North Korea denuclearisation talks and trade.

He will visit the DMZ with his South Korean counterpart, Moon Jae-in.



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