North Korea’s Kim Jong Un assesses future talks with U.S. at party meeting
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un chaired a party meeting on Monday (April 9) where he analysed the future outcome of dialogue with the United States and development of inter-Korean relations ahead of a summit with South Korea on April 27, the North’s official news agency KCNA reported.
In North Korea’s first mention of official dialogue with United States and the summit with Seoul, KCNA added that Kim Jong Un set “strategic and tactical issues” to be upheld by his powerful Workers’ Party.
U.S. President Donald Trump also said at a Cabinet meeting on Monday he planned to meet North Korean leader Kim next month or in early June and hoped the discussions would ultimately lead to an end of the North’s nuclear weapons program.
Any meeting between Kim and Trump would come after the two Koreas hold their first summit in more than a decade later this month. North Korea has told the United States it is prepared to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula when Kim meets Trump, a U.S. official told Reuters on Sunday (April 8).