Saturday, 26 May 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in embrace at surprise summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the second time in a month - with the pair sharing an embrace.
The outcome of their surprise meeting, which was held in the truce village of Panmunjom and lasted for two hours, is going to be revealed by Mr Moon on Sunday.
South Korean officials have said the pair discussed carrying out the peace commitments agreed in their first summit last month, as well as Mr Kim's potential meeting with US President Donald Trump.

They met in the unification corner of North Panmunjom on the afternoon of 26 May

It follows a whirlwind 24 hours which saw Mr Trump cancel his highly anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader, which was due to take place on 12 June.

However, the US president later tweeted that the summit could be back on and held in Singapore as originally planned - with Seoul expressing relief that the prospect of talks had been revived.

The meeting is the second in a month

The Blue House, South Korea's presidential office, said in a statement: "They exchanged views and discussed ways to implement the Panmunjom Declaration and to ensure a successful US-North Korea summit."

Pictures from the summit show Mr Moon and Mr Kim shaking hands as well as embracing, and reveal Mr Kim brought along his sister, Kim Yo Jung.

The surprise meeting came after a series of announcements on a US summit

The leaders speaking in the DMZ. @TheBlueHouseKR

SKY      News.

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