President Donald Trump agreed to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for denuclearization talks by May, a South Korean envoy who facilitated communication between the two said Thursday.
Chung Eui-yong, South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s national security chief, said Kim offered to halt nuclear and ballistic missile testing and production in order to facilitate the proposed meeting.
Kim “expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible,” Chung told reporters outside the White House. “Trump said he would meet Kim by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.”
The envoy said Kim is “committed to denuclearization” and that he understands routine joint military exercises between South Korea and the United States must continue.