Trump And Kim Jong Un Meet On The Cards? 

by Swarajya Staff - Mar 12, 2018 03:16 PM +05:30 IST
Trump And Kim Jong Un Meet On The Cards? Activists wearing masks of Kim Jong Un(L) and Donald Trump(R) protesting in Berlin against nuclear escalations in Korean Peninsula. (Adam Berry via Getty Images)

A meeting between United States (US) President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un might be on the cards as the two countries move to discuss a peace treaty and possible North Korean demilitarisation, South Korean media has reported.

Following the cultural bonhomie with South Korea during the Winter Olympics this year, a delegation of South Korean diplomats had met the North Korean leader in Pyongyang, the North’s capital. The diplomats had then travelled to Washington to meet Trump, after which they declared Kim’s intention of meeting with Trump, BBC reported.

The news of the talks comes months after US-North Korea relations had flared up following nuclear and missile tests by North Korea last year. The tests were followed by sanctions on North Korea with the latest ones being declared a few weeks ago.

However, things seem to have calmed down a bit with Trump striking a reconciliatory tone on Twitter.

The US President also thanked the Chinese role in the ongoing talks. While the time and place of the meeting has not been decided, it is being speculated that it might happen in March and that Beijing might be open to playing the host.

The meeting will reportedly see North Korean denuclearisation being discussed along with a peace treaty that would include dialogue on the US military presence in South Korea.

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