Trump arrives in South Korea after inviting Kim Jong Un to Demilitarized Zone
US President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea for an impromptu meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.
Mr Trump earlier tweeted from Japan, where he was attending a G-20 summit, that he would be willing to meet Kim at the Demilitarized Zone just to shake hand and say Hello.
The two leaders first met in Singapore last year, the first ever encounter between a leader of North Korea and a sitting US President. The summit produced a vaguely-worded pledge about denuclearisation. Their second meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam four months ago collapsed without any agreement.
Since the Hanoi meet, the contact between the two sides has been minimal. But the two leaders have exchanged a series of letters. The Demilitarized Zone has been a regular stop for US Presidents visiting South Korea. The four-kilometre-wide zone, running for 250 kilometres, is where the front line lay when the Korean War ended with a ceasefire. It is described as the world’s last Cold War frontier.