North Korea has offered to enter negotiations and halt nuclear and missile tests, South Korea’s national security director said in Washington after meeting with US President Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday.
Chung Eui-yong provided Trump with a direct message from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un offering face-to-face talks with the US president.
Trump is willing to meet with Kim by May, Chung said.
Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting: How the world reacted
US President Donald Trump has said he will meet the North Korean leader by the end of May. South Korea said the meeting would put denuclearization “on track,” while China warned things would “not be smooth sailing.”
International leaders struck notes of praise and caution following Thursday’s announcement that US President Donald Trump had agreed to an unprecedented meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Relations between both countries had fallen to new lows at the end of 2017 following a string of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests.