Donald Trump becomes 1st US president to set foot in North Korea

Donald Trump becomes 1st US president to set foot in North Korea

- Trump just came the first US President to set foot on North Korean soil

- Kim Jong Un warmly welcomed Trump, who has invited him to the White House too

- Despite many negative opinions, Trump believes that this meeting was a positive step forward

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United States of America President Donald Trump has made history by becoming the first sitting American head of state to ever step foot on North Korean soil.

Trump crossed over the demilitarised zone at the border between North Korea and South Korea to meet with his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong Un on Sunday, June 30.

Briefly.co.za learnt that the two leaders shook hands, during which Trump indicated he would also invite Jong Un to the White House shortly before they walked back across the border line into South Korea.

"I will invite him right now to the White House," Trump said moments after the handshake, which was followed by a closed-door bilateral talks at the demilitarised zone, according to reports by the international news outlets.

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Trump, Kim and South Korean president Moon Jae-in then emerged from the meeting, which lasted for about 50 minutes, to address the press.

“We just had a very, very good meeting with Chairman Kim. We have agreed that we are each going to designate a team. The teams will try to work out some details,” the US president told journalists.

He added the American team would be led by the current US special representative for North Korea, Stephen Biegun.

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President Kim on his part indicated the meeting signalled a good relationship.

“The fact that we will be able to meet each other anytime now, I think this is the signal this meeting will send,” the North Korean leader said.

Trump's administration has been trying to talk Jong Un into denuclearisation and the two sides have held a number of bilateral talks which have not been successful.

It is understood the latest sit-down was specifically aimed at restarting the nuclear talks which stalled earlier this year.

The historic meeting in North Korea was the third meeting between Trump and Kim in just over a year and about four months since their second round of talks held in Hanoi, Vietnam, ended in stalemate.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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