TOKYO, South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Saturday, Seoul’s presidential office said, according to Yonhap News Agency.
“President Moon Jae-in held a second summit with Chairman Kim Jong-un in the North Korean side of Panmunjom from 3 p.m. (0600 GMT) through 5 p.m. on (May) 26,” Moon’s office said in a press statement.
The surprise summit came about one month after the leaders held their first-ever meeting at the joint security area of Panmunjom, which sits directly on the inter-Korean border, on April 27.
“The two leaders exchanged their candid views on the implementation of the April 27 Panmunjom Declaration and successful opening of the North-US summit,” the statement said.
However, the presidential office refused to confirm any details of the latest inter-Korean summit.
The second meeting also came two days after US President Donald Trump called off his scheduled meeting with Kim in Singapore, citing the North’s “tremendous anger and open hostility” toward the US. The first-ever US-North Korea summit was originally set to be held on June 12.
Earlier Saturday, Trump said his meeting with Kim could still take place as scheduled after the North’s Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan said his country has the “intent to sit with the US side to solve problems”
Source: Kuwait News Agency