South Korea has announced that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is extending an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, and Trump has promised to meet with Kim Jong Un by May of this year.
South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong also announced an upcoming meeting between South Korean president Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader.
Chung led a South Korean delegation earlier in the week on a historic trip to Pyongyang. During the trip, the envoys became the first South Korean officials to meet with Kim since he took power in 2011.
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Chung, who met at the White House Thursday with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster.
Chung and other South Korean officials briefed the White House Thursday on a potential diplomatic opening with North Korea after a year of escalating tensions.
Total chaos in the briefing room after Trump made an impromptu on the record comment to reporters and said that South Korea will be making a big announcement at 7pm tonight pic.twitter.com/gLrhj2hM8m
— Meridith McGraw (@meridithmcgraw) March 8, 2018
South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-Yong: “I told President Trump that in our meeting, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he is committed to denuclearization … and he expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible” https://t.co/4NOcOSHO0e
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