Trump, Kim agree to resume talks in historic meeting

Trump, Kim agree to resume talks in historic meeting

Donald Trump has made history as the first sitting United States president to step foot in North Korea while meeting Chairman Kim Jong-un in the demilitarised zone (DMZ) dividing the Koreas.

The two leaders posed for photos before holding a meeting in the inter-Korean House of Freedom in the DMZ, from which they agreed to resume stalled nuclear negotiations.

Nuclear talks broke down in February after the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi ended abruptly with both Mr Trump and Mr Kim providing different explanations.

Before a mass of press, Chairman Kim told President Trump through a translator: “Good to see you again. I never expected to meet you at this place.”

Mr Trump remarked: “It’s my honour.”

After crossing the demarcation line into North Korea alongside the US President, Mr Kim said he believes “this is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future.”

In another unprecedented moment, South Korean President Moon Jae-in briefly joined the meeting at the House of Freedom.

Both Mr Trump and Mr Kim hailed their relationship, with the North Korean leader calling it “excellent” and the US President describing it as “particularly great”.

Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton are the only other US presidents to visit North Korea, but both did so after leaving office.

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