The North Korean leader intends for the second summit with US to bring a result that would be welcomed by the international community
During his visit to China this Monday, Kim Jong-Un stated that he is willing to make a second summit with US President Donald Trump, saying he will “jointly push for a comprehensive resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue” and will “continue sticking to the stance of denuclearization and resolving the Korean Peninsula issue through dialogue and consultation,” according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is also optimistic and is looking forward to “The second North Korea-United States summit — to take place soon — and a reciprocal visit to Seoul by Chairman Kim Jong-Un of North Korea will be other turning points that will firmly solidify peace on the Korean Peninsula,” as he stated on Thursday, during his annual press conference.
This comes after President Donald Trump’s first summit with Kim Jong-Un was not seen as a huge success due to failing to get North Korea to firmly guarantee on the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula. However, Trump’s historic sitdown with Kim remains his biggest foreign policy success, one that he may see repeated at the second summit.
During the meeting in China with President Xi Jinping, the leader of North Korea credited him with helping reduce regional tensions, by stating that “the Korean Peninsula situation has been easing since last year, and China’s important role in this process is obvious to all.” Thus, China remains a major player in any future action to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.