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Trump Eager To Meet Kim Jong Un

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Donald Trump has given a cautious welcome to the outcome of yesterdays Korean summit and stated that he is looking forward to meeting the North Korean leader.

Speaking in Washington as he welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the Whitehouse, the President said that the North and South had “never gone this far” after the two nations agreed on complete denuclearisation. He did say however that talks would be “different” under his leadership and that assurances from the north on denuclearisation “will be met with vigilance.”

 

His comments come after yesterdays historic Korean summit between the leaders of both countries at the Demilitarised Zone bordering the two nations. Among the topics on the agenda, an end to the six decade long Korean War was also agreed upon.

The event marked a rapid shift in relations between the North and its southern neighbour and allies. Only a number of months ago, tensions were high following missile test launches conducted by Kim Jong Un’s government, amid the countries push for full nuclear capabilities.