Officials from the United States and North Korea met on Sunday in the demilitarized zone of the Korean peninsula to prepare a summit between their respective leaders, the framework of a renewed optimism about its realization.
On Thursday, Trump had announced the cancellation of the summit on June 12 in Singapore with the North Korean leader, although on Sunday he backed off and was optimistic about the realization of the meeting.
Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
On Thursday, Trump had announced the cancellation of the summit on June 12 in Singapore with the North Korean leader, although on Friday he backed off and was optimistic about the realization of the meeting.
The comings and goings of Trump led Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in to meet on Saturday in Panmunjon – a town on the border between the two countries where the armistice that ended the Korean War in 1953 was signed – in a I try to save the Singapore summit.
After that meeting, Moon said on Sunday that Kim is willing to “complete” the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to hold the summit with Trump.