U.S President Donald Trump has agreed to meet North Korea leader, Kim Jong-un to discuss the future of the regime’s nuclear and missile programme, US officials said on Thursday.
The US President and North Korean leader will meet by May.
A meeting between Kim and Trump, who have traded insults in the past year that have raised fear of war, would mark a dramatic breakthrough in efforts to resolve the tense standoff over North Korea’s effort to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the US mainland.
South Korea’s national security chief Chung Eui-yong on Thursday after briefing White House officials on talks between Seoul and Pyongyang said Kim is committed to denuclearisation and to suspending nuclear or missile tests.
Chung said, “I told him (Trump) that in our meeting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that he’s committed to denuclearisation,”.
“Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile tests.”
“He expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible.
“President Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May to achieve denuclearisation.”