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Leaders of the DPRK and South Korea unexpectedly met to discuss Trump

After the talks, they embraced three times.

Leaders of North and South Korea. Reuters photo
Leaders of North and South Korea. Reuters photo

DPRK leader Kim Jong Eun met with South Korean President Mun Zhe Ying for the second time in a month at the Panmunjom border post, which is located in the demilitarized zone between the countries. The meeting was not publicly announced in advance, reports The New York Times.

Kim Jong-un and Mun Zhe Ying met to discuss the issue of canceling the meeting between North Korean leader and US President Donald Trump. Negotiations lasted about two hours. The results of the meeting are still unknown, but before the farewell the heads of the countries embraced three times.

This is the second meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and South Korea in the last month. The first historic summit was held on April 27: Kim Jong-un and Mun Zhe Ying visited the territories of both countries and decided to end the Korean War, which lasted from the 1950s.

On May 24, the White House published a letter from Trump Kim Jong-un about the abolition of the “inappropriate” meeting, which was regarded as a sign of improving relations between the countries. “You talk about your nuclear potential, but our [nuclear capability] is so huge and powerful that I pray to God that we never have to use it,” the US president noted. Later, representatives of both countries reported that they continue negotiations on organizing the meeting.

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