The US president Donald Trump has agreed to an invitation by the North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The meeting is expected to take place in May.
The South Korean officials in Washington said that they sent a verbal message from Kim to Trump. It said that North Korea is ‘committed to denuclearization.’
South Korea President, Moon Jae-in called it a milestone for peace.
He also said.” If President Trump and Chairman Kim meet following an inter-Korean summit, complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula will be put on the right track in earnest.”
South Korean National Security Adviser, Chung Eui-Yong who met Mr. Kim earlier this week made the announcement.
North Korea is yet to issue an official comment on the week’s development.
Trump has said that the development is under-progress but the sanctions would remain in place until a firm agreement is reached.
However, North Korea said that it will not completely stop using nuclear weapons.
Sarah Sanders, Press Secretary said that the place and time of the meet remain to be decided.
However, Analysts remained skeptical about such rapidly arranged talks.
How did it happen?
The decision came when the two Korean governments met after a gap of two years. The tension started to ease in the recently concluded Winter Olympics in Pyongyang.
A 10 member delegation from South Korea had talks with Kim who asked for denuclearization with the US to which he agreed. Later Kim sent an invitation to Mr. Trump about the same.
North Korea has carried out six nuclear tests and has missiles which could reach the US. It says it needs these to ensure its survival.