South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday to discuss Kim’s possible upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, Cheong Wa Dae said. It was the second meeting of the two leaders after the first on April 27.
The surprise meeting took place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the northern side of Panmunjeom, said the presidential office.
President Moon will announce the outcome of the meeting at 10 a.m. Sunday.
“President Moon Jae-in held a second summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un at Tongil-gak on the North Korean side of Panmunjom from 3 p.m. through 5 p.m. on (May) 26,” Moon’s chief press secretary Yoon Young-chan said in a released statement.
“The two leaders exchanged their candid views on the implementation of the April 27 Panmunjeom Declaration and successful opening of the North-U.S. summit,”
The meeting came hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a summit between Trump and Kim following a whirlwind 24 hours that saw Trump cancel the highly anticipated meeting with Kim before saying it’s potentially back on.
Trump later tweeted that the summit, if it does happen, will likely take place on June 12 in Singapore as originally planned.
Source – The Korea Times