North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has invited President Donald Trump to meet, and the president has agreed.
South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong, who recently led a delegation to Pyongyang for talks with North Korean leadership, briefed the White House on the recent meetings in the North Korean capital Thursday. Chung delivered a letter to Trump from Kim Jong Un personally inviting the president to meet the young dictator.
Chung told reporters Thursday night that North Korea is committed to denuclearization and stressed that Kim expressed “his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.” The South Korean envoy revealed that “President Trump appreciated the greeting and said he would meet Kim Jong un by may to achieve permanent denuclearization.”
This unusual overture follows a period of engagement between North and South Korea after a year of frequent nuclear and missile testing. The North has, according to South Korea, offered to put a moratorium on weapons testing while dialogue is underway.