Kim Jong Un Officially Accepts Trump’s Invitation to Washington
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted President Trump’s invitation to visit Washington, D.C., North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency reported Tuesday evening.
The news comes after the two leaders met for a historic summit in Singapore earlier Tuesday, signing a document committing the U.S. to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.
Trump said during the trip that he “absolutely” planned on inviting Kim to the White House. The president also said that Kim had accepted the invitation “at the appropriate time, a little bit further down the road.”
“That will be a day that I very much look forward to at the appropriate time,” the president said.
Trump’s summit with Kim was the first ever meeting between a North Korean leader and sitting U.S. president.
The president called the agreement he signed with Kim on denuclearization “pretty comprehensive,” though the document did not lay out specific steps the U.S. would take to guarantee North Korea’s security nor specify what steps Pyongyang must take to denuclearize.
During joint remarks with Kim, the president told reporters that the two leaders would continue to work on the issues dividing the nations.
“We will solve it,” Trump said. “We will be successful, and I look forward to working on it with you.”
Kim’s visit to Washington could be the second of “many” meetings between the two leaders, Trump said Tuesday.
The president praised the North Korean leader as “a very worthy, very smart negotiator” after their talk.
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