President Donald Trump has landed in South Korea with daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, and a meeting with Kim Jong Un in North Korea may be on his agenda.
Trump flew from Osaka, Japan, where he was present at a world summit and had numerous meetings with world leaders, including Vladimir Putin of Russia and Xi Jinping in China.
Trump was introduced to K-pop boy band Exo and was presented with one of their signed albums shortly after his arrival. Ivanka is stunned in a powder blue dress, which she combined with white stilettos.
The first Trump event in Seoul is a dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and they posed together for a photo in advance in the presidential blue house.
South Korea's President, Moon Jae-in, US President Donald Trump and their delegations pose for a photo for dinner at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea
Donald Trump arrives Saturday at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, prior to dinner with South Korean President Moon Jae-in
Ivanka is stunned in a powder blue dress, which she combined with white stilettos while walking down the asphalt with her husband
Donald Trump leaves Air Force One after arriving at Osan Airbase on Saturday. He wants to spend two days in the country
When he spoke at the end of the G20 summit, Trump talked about the offer to meet Kim in the demilitarized zone and said that afterwards he & # 39; very comfortable & # 39; would feel to North Korea.
Trump has said he will visit the heavily fortified demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea, and he has invited Kim to join him & # 39; just to shake his hand and say hello! & # 39;
He said he & # 39; would have no problem with it & # 39; become the first American president to cross the border while he is there.
He previously tweeted an invitation for Kim-Jong-un to join them in the Korean demilitarized zone.
Trump described the offer to meet Kim as a & # 39; feeler & # 39; and said he planned & # 39; this morning & # 39; (Saturday).
& # 39; I just put out a sensor because I don't know where it is now, it may not be in North Korea, & # 39; said Trump.
He added: & # 39; Maybe we meet President Kim. We can hurry up. There have been no nuclear tests, no nuclear tests at great distances and they have taken our hostages back. & # 39;
North Korea said that Saturday Trump's offer to meet Kim was a & # 39; very interesting suggestion & # 39; which illuminates the prospects for a third personal meeting between the two leaders.
The first Deputy Foreign Minister, Choe Son Hui, said the meeting, if realized, would serve as & # 39; another meaningful opportunity to further deepen the personal relationships between the two leaders and to promote bilateral relations & # 39 ;.
When he spoke in Osaka on Saturday, Trump described the offer as a & # 39; feeler & # 39 ;. He said he planned & # 39; this morning & # 39; figured out
Choe still said that North Korea did not receive an official proposal for the DMZ meeting from the United States.
Her comments suggested that North Korea is willing to accept Trump's idea if it receives a formal US offer for the meeting, according to some observers in Seoul.
The Choe statement was conducted through the official Korean Central News Agency in the north.
Trump and Kim last met in Vietnam in February, but that summit collapsed without progress.
Trump will also have a meeting in Seoul with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
& # 39; After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I leave Japan for South Korea (with President Moon), & # 39; wrote Trump on Saturday at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan.
& # 39; While there, as President Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the border / DMZ just to shake his hand and say hello (?)! & # 39;
Trump said about him and Kim: & # 39; We seem to get along very well. & # 39; He added: & # 39; They have not done any nuclear tests, they have not done a large-scale ballistic missile test. & # 39;
Trump & # 39; s trip to Seoul was previously planned to follow the G-20 conclusion, but no public mention had been made of plans to meet Kim.
It was not immediately clear whether additional diplomatic preparations had been made for such a meeting, or whether it was a one-off event.
A South Korean soldier guards the military demarcation line (MDL) in the border-weapon city of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) that divides the two Korea's.
Trump has defended North Korea in recent comments for the launch of a short-range ballistic missile.
The exaggerated meeting follows an exchange of letters with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un who stepped up the hope of conversations with the North Korean nuclear program.
Trump called Kim's letter, containing the birthday wishes for himself, & # 39; beautiful & # 39 ;.
Trump responded with his own letter, which Kim & # 39; interesting & # 39; mentioned in a statement that emphasized the bond between the two leaders.
North Korea's state-run news media, KCNA, reported that Kim & # 39; would seriously consider the interesting content & # 39; of the letter.
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