Donald Trump and leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, have met on Sunday on the North Korean side of the Joint Security Area that connects the two Koreas, at the beginning of the third face-to-face meeting that both leaders will hold and the reactivation of the talks after the failure of the February summit in Hanoi (Vietnam).
With this gesture, Donald Trump has become the first American president to the position that sets foot in North Korean territory, as the leader of North Korea has recalled.
"President Trump has just crossed the line of demarcation, he has become the first president of the United States to visit our country, and I see this act as an expression of eliminating an unfortunate past to open a new future," said Kim, elbow. with elbow next to the American president, before the media.
"I'm going to invite you right now to the White House," the US president has replied.
Trump has arrived accompanied by the president of South Korea, Moon Jae In, and together they have visited a checkpoint located in the northernmost part of the South Korean side of the zone that separates the two Koreas, as reported by the official South Korean news agency Yonhap. .
The meeting will be the third meeting that leaders of both countries will hold after those held in June 2018 in Singapore and in February this year in the capital of Vietnam.
The latter was marked by the surprising suspension of the talks when they were in full development, presumably because North Korea rejected categorically the proposal made by the United States to completely cancel its ballistic and nuclear program in exchange for economic aid.
Therefore, and in the previous press conference held in Seoul, the US president has been reluctant to describe the meeting as a summit. "We are going to see what happens today before we begin to think in those terms, it is a step, it could be important, it could not be," he explained.
Trump and Kim meet in the Joint Security Area of Panmunjom; the last frontier of the Cold War and a place, as Trump has already said on the site, safer since both leaders are engaged in these conversations. "It used to be a very, very dangerous place because of what they told me," he told the media.
The South Korean president has confirmed that he has been invited to the meeting but has announced that his dialogue with the North Korean leader will happen "later", according to the official South Korean news agency Yonhap.
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