Kim Jong-un accepts Trump’s invitation to visit the United States

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has accepted President Donald Trump’s invitation to visit the White House
  • The news comes after the two leaders met for a historic summit in Singapore earlier Tuesday

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, accepted the invitation made by the US president, Donald Trump, to visit Washington D.C.,  North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported.

The news comes after the two leaders met for a historic summit in Singapore earlier Tuesday; signing a document committing the U.S. to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula.

Also, during the same meeting, Kim Jong-un invited Trump to visit Pyongyang.

“The two leaders gladly accepted the mutual invitations, convinced that they will serve as another important opportunity to improve relations between North Korea and the US,” the KCNA wrote.

Before the summit, Trump said he “absolutely” planned to invite Kim to the United States.

“I think it’s really going to be something that will be very important,” Trump said. “And he has accepted. I said, at the appropriate time. We want to go a little bit further down the road.”

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Kim’s visit to Washington could be the second of “many” meetings between the two leaders, Trump said Tuesday.
The president praised the North Korean leader as “a very worthy, very smart negotiator” after their talk.