North Korea stated the weekend summit between its leader Kim Jong Un and the US President Donald Trump in the demilitarized zone as “historic” and amazing. The two leaders agreed to “resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula ” reported by the official Korean media.
Getting a Twitter invitation from the US President, the two men met a day later in the strip of land which was divided the peninsula for 66 years since the end of the Korean War, while their countries and their allies fought each other to a standstill.
The US President shook hands with Kim over the concrete blocks dividing North and South Korea before President Trump walked a few steps into the territory of Pyongyang. Donald Trump is the first President who ever keep the foot on North Korean soil.
Describing the truce village as a “place that had been known as a symbol of division”, KCNA said, “the top leaders of the DPRK and the US exchanging historic handshakes at Panmunjom” was an “amazing event ”.
It added, the meeting occurred “ at the suggestion of the US President ”. The border crossing of the US President , which he said was unresolved until the last moment – was a remarkable sequel to the scene at the first summit with Moon Jae in the last year, while the young leader invited the South Korean President to walk over the Military Demarcation Line, as the border is officially known.
The US President told Kim, “ it was an honor that you asked me to step over that line, and I was proud to step over the line”.KCNA stated it as a “ historic moment”, pointing the “ first time in history” a sitting US President kept the foot on North Korean soil.
Analysts have been divided on the events of Sunday, some claiming they swept new momentum into standoff nuclear discussions.