For the first time since 1953, South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un walked hand-in-hand across the DMZ, crossing into each other's respective country. Later in the day after a series of meetings, the two leaders agreed to officially end the Korean War.
During an interview with CNN's Christiana Amonpour Friday, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha credited President Trump for the progress being made.
"Clearly credit goes to President Trump. He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one,” Kyung-wha said.
South Korea’s Foreign Minister tells me in Seoul that “clearly credit goes to President Trump” for bringing North Korea to the negotiating table. “He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one,” Kang Kyung-wha says.— Christiane Amanpour (@camanpour) April 26, 2018
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Meanwhile, the United States is taking a celebratory yet cautious approach to the progress. President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Un is being planned for June, although a location has not been announced.
KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018
Great to have Secretary Pompeo confirmed. He will do an excellent job helping @POTUS lead our efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (photos from previously confirmed Easter weekend trip) pic.twitter.com/o4RNDKVmah— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) April 26, 2018