Kim-Trump meeting is 'historic'

North Korea today described the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarised Zone as 'historic' and 'amazing'. The two leaders agreed to 'resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula', the official Korean Central News Agency said. After a Twitter invitation by the US president on Saturday, the two men met a day later in the strip of land that has divided the peninsula for 66 years since the end of the Korean War, when their countries and their allies fought each other to a standstill.

Kim and Trump shook hands over the concrete blocks dividing North and South before Trump walked a few paces into Pyongyang's territory -- the first US president ever to set foot on North Korean soil. 'The top leaders of the DPRK and the US exchanging historic handshakes at Panmunjom' was an 'amazing event', KCNA said, describing the truce village as a 'place that had been known as the symbol of division'. The meeting took place 'at the suggestion of Trump', it added.