Trump-Kim summit to go on, Trump sees "brilliant potential" in North Korea

A team of United States (US) officials had arrived in North Korea to prepare for the proposed summit between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 

They met with North Korean officials at Panmunjom, a village in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) along the heavily armed border between North and South Korea, said a Reuters report on May 28. 

"Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself," said a tweet by Trump. He had earlier canceled the meeting before reconsidering. The announcement was also Washington's first confirmation that US officials had entered North Korea for the talks.

Photo courtesy: Wiki
Photo courtesy: Wiki

"I truly believe North Korea has brilliant potential and will be a great economic and financial Nation one day. Kim Jong Un agrees with me on this. It will happen!" Trump added.

A "pre-advance team" had also set off from US for Singapore – where the summit isexpected to take place – to settle the logistics of the meeting, according to White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders. 

In the latest twist of diplomatic ups and downs, South Korean President Moon Jae-in met North Korea's Kim in a surprise meeting on Saturday, May 26. He said they both agreed it was a "must" for the North Korea-US summit to be held.

This was the strongest sign yet that the two Koreas' leaders are trying to keep the meeting on track.


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