Monday, 30 April 2018

President Donald Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korea's President



Donald Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to unify Korea, the South Korean President has reportedly suggested.
 
Moon Jae-in's comment came after a historic summit on Friday in which he met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


"President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace," Mr Moon told a meeting of senior secretaries, according to an official who briefed media.


During the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade, both leaders stepped into North and South Korea before agreeing to a "complete denuclearisation" of their peninsula.


Mr Trump is preparing for his own summit with North Korea, suggesting that it might be held in a truce village that straddles the border separating the two Koreas.


"Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!" the US President tweeted.


In floating the idea of a Trump Nobel, Mr Moon was responding to a comment by Lee Hee-ho, the widow of late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung.


She said Mr Moon deserved to win the prize in recognition of his peace efforts, leading him to say Mr Trump should get it.


In January, Mr Moon said Mr Trump "deserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks. It could be a resulting work of the US-led sanctions and pressure".





SKY      News.