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Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first serving US President to cross into North Korea

Both sides held talks for almost an hour at the demilitarized zone (DMZ), which divides the Korean peninsula.

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Donald Trump meets Kim Jong Un, becomes first serving US President to cross into North Korea
US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un (Photo: PTI)
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In an unprecedented historic development, US President Donald Trump crossed into North Korea and met its leader Kim Jong Un. With this Donald Trump has become the first sitting US President to be in North Korea. 

Kim, standing alongside with US president said, "President trump has just walked across the demarcation line. He is the first US president to visit our country."

Explaining, "This is an expression of his willingness to eliminate all the unfortunate past and open a new future."

After this, both sides held talks for almost an hour at the demilitarized zone (DMZ), which divides the Korean peninsula.

Calling the day's event as "legendary" and "great for the world" US president said,"We went and met at the line, meeting at the line, I said, would you like me to come across, he said, I would be so honoured and that is the way it worked out".

US President also extended an invite to North Korean leader to visit the white house, telling reporters, "at some point, it will all happen."

US has announced that the stalled talks with North Korea will resume. But American sanctions on North Korea remains but at some point during the negotiations, "things can happen", Trump said.

United States Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun under the aegis of US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo will be leading the American team of negotiators while North Korea will be setting a new team.

Asked if negotiators of the previous North Korean team is alive, Trump said, "well, I think they are. I can tell you the main person is. I know that, we know that, and we hope rest are too".

US President's Daughter and Son In Law Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, South Korean president Moon Jae In were also spotted near the DMZ.

US President arrived in South Korea on Saturday and had on Twitter called for a meet with the North Korean leader. In Osaka, Japan where he was for 14th G20 Summit, Trump had tweeted, "I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon). While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!"

This is the 3rd meet of US President with North Korean leader after Singapore, Hanoi meet.

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