SEOUL – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has accepted an invitation from United States President Donald Trump to visit the US after their historic summit in Singapore, North Korean state media reported on Wednesday.
Kim and Trump held the first ever bilateral summit between the leaders of their respective nations on Tuesday.
During the meeting in Singapore, “Kim Jong-un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong-un to visit the US,” North Korean news agency KCNA said.
The KCNA report is in line with Trump’s statements given at a press conference following the summit, in which he said that he would visit Pyongyang “at the appropriate time” and that he was also looking forward to welcoming the North Korean leader at the White House.
“The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea) – US relations,” according to the KCNA report.
“The DPRK-US summit talks held in Singapore with success amid enthusiastic support and welcome of the whole world come to be a great event of weighty significance in further promoting the historic trend toward reconciliation and peace,” KCNA said, and pointed to “a radical switchover in the most hostile DPRK-US relations.”