Kim Jong-un Invited President Donald Trump To Visit Pyongyang

by Chandrani Sarkar September 16, 2019

On Monday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited the United States President Donald Trump to visit Pyongyang in a new letter sent in August, reported sources, cited diplomatic sources. 

The letter, President Trump has received from President Kim last month amid impede denuclearisation talks between the two nations, pre-dated the latest launch of short-range projectiles of North Korea a week earlier. 

In the second letter, received by President Trump in the third week of August, the North Korean leader has spoken of his desire to meet the US President for another discussion, told sources. 

The US State Department, the White House, and the North Korean Mission to the United Nations (UN) all didn’t immediately reply to requests for comment. 

President Trump and Kim have already met three times since June 2018 to discuss ways to resolve a crisis over the missile and nuclear programs of North Korea, but substantive progress has also been scant.

Both met at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) between South Korea and North Korea in June and agreed to resume working-level negotiations that had been started since an unsuccessful second summit between the two top leaders in Vietnam, February 2019.

Last week’s round of short-range missiles came hours after Vice Foreign Minister Choe Son Hui has said North Korea is willing to have “comprehensive discussions” this month.

President Trump has subsequently said that he would be willing to meet the North Korean leader at some point later in 2019. 

On August 9, Donald Trump said that he had received a three-page “very beautiful letter” from Kim Jong-un, assured to have another meeting with him. 

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