Read how Seoul official announced meeting of Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, and the US response
Chung Eui-yong, Seoul’s national security office chief, announced at the White House, after a meeting with Donald Trump, that the US president is ready to meet North Korea’s Kim Jong-un.
Good evening. Today I had the privilege of briefing President Trump on my recent visit to Pyongyang, North Korea. I’d like to thank President Trump, the vice-president and his wonderful national security team, including my close friend General McMaster.
I explained to President Trump that his leadership and his maximum pressure policy, together with international solidarity, brought us to this juncture. I expressed President Moon Jae-in’s personal gratitude for President Trump’s leadership.
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President Trump greatly appreciates the nice words of the South Korean delegation and President Moon. He will accept the invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un at a place and time to be determined.
We look forward to the denuclearisation of North Korea. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain.
Link : South Korea and White House on talks with North: full transcript