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North Korea hails ‘historic’ Kim-Trump meeting at Panmunjom

Trump said, “It’s a great honour to be here. It is a great day for the world while shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

SNS | New Delhi |

North Korea hailed the weekend meeting between leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone, calling it “historic visit” on Monday.

According to the Korean Central News Agency, the two leaders agreed to “resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

KCNA further said, “The top leaders of the DPRK and the US exchanging historic handshakes at Panmunjom” was an “amazing event”.

The meeting took place “at the suggestion of Trump”, it added.

The two men met right after a day when North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was invited on Twitter by President Donald Trump in the strip of land that has divided the peninsula for 66 years since the end of the Korean War when the two countries and their allies fought each other to a standstill.

Trump said, “It’s a great honour to be here. It is a great day for the world while shaking hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

In response to Trump’s warm welcome, Kim said, “I believe this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate unfortunate past and into a new future.”

Donald Trump arrived at the Presidential Palace after attending a “business leaders’ event” on Sunday morning with the heads of some South Korean conglomerates.

This was the first time the two leaders had met since their February summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, which ended abruptly without an agreement.