The status of a summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un continues to change. However, that didn’t stop Kim from holding a separate meeting Saturday morning.
The North Korean leader met with South Korean President Moon Jae-In early Saturday, May 26. It is just the second time the two leaders have met face-to-face.
The surprise summit took place in the area between the countries’ border that is demilitarized. Reportedly, the meeting went on for two hours.
According to a release from South Korea’s government, the duo discussed a couple of topics.
First on the agenda was a denuclearization agreement that both signed last month.
Additionally, Kim and Moon talked about the canceled summit between Kim and President Trump.
Initially, the leaders of the United States and North Korea planned to meet in Singapore on June 12. However, Trump nixed the meeting in a tweet on Thursday, May 24.
Korean Leaders Meet
Just a day later, though, Trump stated there is still a possibility of the two coming together on the original date.
Hours later, Kim and Moon met to discuss the idea. South Korea intends to help ensure the meeting between the U.S. and North Korea happens.
From the moment news of the planned meeting broke, world leaders have viewed it as a historic global moment. However, it’s status is continually up in the air.
A potential meeting could be a significant step toward peace worldwide. After Trump called it off, though, the global perception flipped the opposite direction. Along with calling off the summit, Trump warned the military is ready to act.
Now, South Korea is attempting to make sure the meeting gets back on track. If Trump and Kim can work out their differences, tension around the world would lessen significantly.
With just two and a half weeks until the original date, it might be a tall task to get the meeting back on. However, it seems like talks are moving in the right direction.