Advertisement

South Korea's Moon says Kim Jong Un wants second summit with Trump

South Korea's Moon says Kim Jong Un wants second summit with Trump
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in after their summit Sept. 19 in Pyongyang. (AFP/Getty Images)

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said he was told by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that he wants the U.S. secretary of State to come to Pyongyang for nuclear talks. Kim also wants a second summit with President Trump as soon as possible.

Moon was briefing reporters Thursday after returning to Seoul after a three-day summit in Pyongyang with the North Korean leader.

Advertisement

Moon said he would carry a private message from Kim for Trump when he meets the U.S. president in New York next week at a U.N. meeting.

Moon also said he would convey to Trump his and Kim's desire to get a declaration ending the Korean War by the end of this year. The 1950-53 war still technically continues because it ended with a cease-fire, not a peace treaty.

Such a declaration would be the first step toward a formal peace treaty, but the U.S. is worried that it could result in Kim pushing for the removal of U.S. troops from South Korea.

Advertisement
Advertisement