The North and South Korean officials discussed a possible summit between Kim and Moon during a meeting and dinner hosted by Kim on Monday in Pyongyang, Reuters reported.
Tensions between the North and South Koreas eased during the recent Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea, where President Moon Jae-In hosted a high-level North Korean delegation. Kim Jong Un made a quite surprising move and invited Moon to North Korea for a summit, which Moon said the two sides should work towards.
On Monday, the historical meeting took place in Pyongyang, North Korea. Mr Kim Jong Un, his sister Kim Yo Jong, and Vice Chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party Central Committee Kim Yong Chol meet members of a South Korean delegation headed by National Security Director Chung Eui-yong .
The rival Koreas have been taking steps to repair ties strained by North Korean nuclear weapons and missile tests after the North reached out to the South over the recently concluded Winter Olympics. The historic meeting of two Korean leaders made the headlines.
“Hearing the intention of President Moon Jae In for a summit from the special envoy of the south side, (Kim Jong Un) exchanged views and made a satisfactory agreement,”
the North’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said of the meeting.
The delegation will wrap up a two-day trip to Pyongyang later on Tuesday after another meeting with North Korean officials, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, Blue House officials could not confirm whether Kim Jong Un would be present at Tuesday’s meeting. Even if he won’t, the fact of the meeting between two Korean delegations is hard to underestimate, say the political experts.