Trump-Kim Jong Un meet at DMZ

World Sunday 30/June/2019 14:43 PM
By: Times News Service

DMZ/Koreas: US President Donald Trump made history by becoming the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea, after meeting Kim Jong Un in the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas.

The two world leaders met for over an hour in the heavily fortified demilitarised zone and agreed to set up teams to resume their stalled military denuclearisation talks.

After a two minute handshake for the cameras, the two were supposed to have a quick conversation over five minutes but their talks ended up lasting over an hour.

Their last summit broke down in February with no progress on denuclearisation in North Korea.

In their third face-to-face encounter in just over a year, the two leaders met at the tense area that has divided the peninsula since hostilities in the Korea War ended in 1953.

The meeting was set by Donald Trump who invited Kim Jong Un over Twitter, and the two shook hands across the demarcation line before Trump briefly crossed into North Korean territory, a symbolic milestone.