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Donald Trump Becomes The First U.S President To Step In North Korea To Meet Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, Says, "We Liked Each Other From Day One"

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Published:

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  • US President Donald Trump met the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un in the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea, becoming the first ever U.S President to step onto North Korean soil
  • The meeting took place on 29 June after Trump suggested to Kim Jong-un via Twitter to meet and "say hello" as Trump was in the region, attending the G20 summit at Osaka, Japan
  • Trump said the meeting was 'very historic' and criticized those who said that nothing had been come about from his two summits with Kim, which occurred last June and earlier this year

Making a landmark visit, US President Donald Trump met the Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea, becoming the first ever U.S President to step onto the North Korean soil.

Kim Jong-un extended Trump the invitation to step on to the other side of the demarcation line following which Trump did so into the North Korean territory. 

The meeting took place on June 29 after Trump suggested to Kim Jong-un via Twitter to meet and "say hello" as Trump was in the region, attending the G20 summit at Osaka, Japan alongside other world leaders including PM Modi.

Trump traveled to the DMZ with the South Korean President Moon Jae-in and the three were expected to have a trilateral meeting at Peace House. However, Trump and Kim appeared at a press conference without Moon, raising speculations about the involvement of South Korea in this peculiar engagement. 

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Trump said the meeting was “very historic” and criticised those who questioned the two summits with the North Korean leader, back in February 2019 and June last year. 

The President of US furthermore stated that he and the North Korean Supreme Leader 'liked each other' since the day they met. 

He said, “A lot of really positive things are happening. Tremendously positive. We met and we liked each other from day one, and that was very important.”

Regarding the negotiations with North Korea, Trump said that he 'got along' very well with Kim Jong-un and that if it was not for him, then both North and South Korea would have been at loggerheads with each other.

 

Trump has also offered to invite Kim Jong-un to the White House following the meet between the two. 

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