Trump wants to meet Kim on the border for two minutes and the latter is given[/rtl]
[rtl]Release date: 2019/6/29 8:58 • 162 times read[/rtl]
President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would like to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un earlier this week in the demilitarized zone on the inter-Korean border.
Trump is scheduled to arrive in South Korea later Saturday after completing the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
"If I come there we'll see each other for two minutes, that's all we can," Trump said on Twitter: "While I'm there, if North Korea leader Kim sees it, I'll meet him at the border (demilitarized zone) to shake him up. That would be a good thing. "
He and Kim "are on very good terms."
North Korea, for its part, said that the US president 's proposal "very interesting." "We see it as a very interesting proposal, but we have not received a formal proposal," the official Korean News Agency quoted Choi Sun-hui, the first deputy foreign minister, as saying.
"I believe that if the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States meet on the dividing line, like President Trump, it will be another important opportunity to further deepen the personal relations between the two leaders and strengthen bilateral relations," she said.
Singapore summit agreement
quoted South Korean Foreign Ministry on the US special envoy for North Korea Stephen Pigeon as saying that Washington is ready to hold constructive talks with Pyongyang to follow up on an agreement reached by countries in the past year, to nuclear disarmament.
Bijon told his South Korean counterpart Lee Duhon that Washington wanted to make "simultaneous and parallel" progress on the agreement reached at a summit between Trump and Kim in Singapore last year.
The two sides agreed to establish new relations and work for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
But negotiations have stalled since the collapse of a second summit meeting in Vietnam in February after both sides failed to narrow differences between US demands for nuclear disarmament and North Korea's demands to ease sanctions.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Trump and Kim's recent exchange of messages had boosted hopes of a resumption of talks, describing it as "a very real possibility."
Trump told reporters on Saturday Kim had sent him a birthday card and that Trump sent him a letter in return.
The official Korean News Agency reported that Trump's message was of "excellent content" and Kim would "seriously consider it" without elaborating.
Trump had previously said publicly that he had received a "very nice message" from Kim. Trump did not disclose the contents of the letter, but a White House official, who asked not to be named, described the letter as "very flamboyant."