Surprise Meeting Held Between Leaders of North and South Korea

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Today, a surprise meeting was held between the leaders of North and South Korea. The meeting has reignited hopes that a cancelled peace summit with Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, could still be revived.

Today, Moon Jae-in, the President of South Korea met Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, in a meeting that was held just north of the massively guarded demilitarized zone that marks the border between the two nations.

It is the second meeting between the Korean leaders who previously surprised the world by their meeting last April.

The said meeting was only the third inter-Korean summit and the first in a period of 11 years.

It also marked the first time that a leader from North Korea had entered the territory of the South since the Korean war in 1953.

At the meeting that was held today, the pair is expected to discuss the potential meeting of Kim with Trump.

Apparently, the meeting with the US President was called off after Trump criticised Kim for the “tremendous anger and open hostility” that he had shown towards the United States.

The summit had been anticipated to take place in Singapore on the 12th of June.

However, North Korea said that it was still willing to negotiate “at any time in any form” after the cancellation of Donald Trump of the summit.

Yesterday, President Trump posted a tweet that discussions would still be held between North Korea and the United States and the summit could still take place as originally scheduled.

Donald Trump said in the tweet: “We are having very productive talks with North Korea about reinstating the Summit which, if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th., and, if necessary, will be extended beyond that date.”