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9/16/2019 4:12:25 PM

North Korean leader Kim suggests Trump visit Pyongyang in new letter

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had sent a letter to the US President Donald Trump to invite him to visit Pyongyang in August, as a South Korean newspaper reported on Monday.

North Korean leader Kim and the US President Trump met each other at DMZ (photo:Reuters)

According to a South Korean’s Joogang Ilbo newspaper on Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had present his invitation to President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in the second letter in August amid the deadlock of the denuclearization negotiation between two countries after the meeting at Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on June 30 as North Korea had carried out a series of launches.

In this letter, Kim also said he was ready to sit and discuss with Trump in another summit, as Joogang Ilbo newspaper added.

South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha has confirmed “We received a detailed explanation from the U.S. side that a letter of that kind has been delivered”.

North Korea had fired the eight round of short – range projectiles, only one hour after its Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui stated that North Korea was willing “for comprehensive discussions in late September of the issues we have so far taken up, at a time and place to be agreed" on September 10.

Moreover, President Donald Trump had described the North Korea’s words “interesting” and said “We'll see what happens. In the meantime, we have our hostages back, we're getting the remains of our great heroes back and we've had no nuclear testing for a long time”.

In spite of the North Korea’s new missiles launch, Trump announced that he would be ready to meet Kim on September 12.

Robert Kelly, a North Korea expert and professor at Pusan National University in South Korea had said Trump’s step was “totally predictable” on the Twitter.

He also added “Trump desperately wants to go; media discussion will be grandiose, bordering on absurd … Trump 2020 has its photo-op”

The recent positive signs on the relation between the US and North Korea could help Trump win in the 2020 US presidential election although there were some criticisms on Trump because of his closeness to Kim.

 

Reuters, Aljazeera, Japantimes  ( Van Nguyen )
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