North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the United States, according to the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA).
Trump also accepted an invitation from Kim to visit Pyongyang, the KCNA reported Wednesday.
#DPRK‘s top leader Kim Jong Un has accepted an invitation from US President Trump to visit the #US, and Trump has accepted an invitation from Kim to visit Pyongyang at a time of his convenience, DPRK’s state media KCNA said on Wednesday pic.twitter.com/NWLN6jpSZZ
— People’s Daily,China (@PDChina) June 13, 2018
“Kim Jong Un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang at a convenient time and Trump invited Kim Jong Un to visit the U.S. The two top leaders gladly accepted each other’s invitation,” the KCNA said.
After the two world leaders first met on Tuesday, Trump had said he would “absolutely” invite Kim to the U.S. and the White House.
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 12, 2018
Trump and Kim signed a Declaration of Friendship that, among other things, calls for the eventual denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. North Korea also agreed to shut down one of its nuclear weapons test sites.
The U.S. on Tuesday also announced that it would cease to have its “war games,” or military drills, with South Korea. The drills are often viewed by North Korea as antagonistic and “rehearsal” for invasion of the country.
“I just think that we are now we are going to start the process of denuclearization of North Korea, and I believe that he’s going back and will start it virtually immediately – and he’s already indicated that and you look at what he’s done,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity.
President Trump and Kim had their much-anticipated meeting for the first time on Tuesday in Singapore, and it was the first time a sitting U.S. President met with a North Korean leader.
After more than four hours of talks, Trump and Kim held a press conference, and the President announced that the two nations had come to an agreement.
Trump said the North Korean dictator “reaffirmed” his commitment to denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
“We’re ready to write a new chapter between our nations,” the President said.
The President has “developed a very special bond” with Kim, he also said.
Here is the moment Trump and Kim first met, and shook hands:
Here are clips of Trump and Kim:
This is footage from the bilateral meeting with other officials:
And this is when Trump and Kim signed their agreement, or Declaration of Friendship: