US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet by May and Kim has pledged to refrain from further nuclear or missile tests, South Korea’s national security chief said on Thursday after briefing White House officials on talks between Seoul and Pyongyang.
“Kim pledged that North Korea will refrain from any further nuclear or missile test,” South Korea’s National Security Office head Chung Eui-yong told reporters at the White House.
“President Trump … said he would meet Kim Jong Un by May,” Chung said.
Seoul has already publicised that North Korea offered talks with the United States on denuclearisation and normalising ties, a potential diplomatic opening after a year of escalating tensions over the North’s nuclear and missile tests.
The rival Koreas also agreed to hold a leadership summit in late-April.