North Korea called the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump “historic” and “surprising”.
In an office released on Monday, the North Korean KCNA agency said that both leaders resolved to “resume and give impetus to productive dialogues” in pursuit of the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
After a Twitter invitation that Trump launched on Saturday, the two leaders met a day later in the area that divides the Korean peninsula for 66 years.
Kim and Trump squeezed hands across the Demarcation Line, and moments later the US president crossed the small blocks and formally entered the territory of North Korea.
He is the first president of the United States to step on the North Korean soil.
“The top leaders of the Labor Party and the United States exchanged a historic handshake in Panmunjom,” KCNA said, adding that it was a “surprising event.
” KCNA noted the high historical burden of the event, since the village where the border control center now stands is a “place that became known as the symbol of division.”
The agency noted that the meeting occurred “at the suggestion of Trump.” After the meeting with Kim, Trump said the two sides agreed that in just weeks work-level talks on the North Korean arsenal will be resumed.
According to KCNA, Kim and Trump discussed “issues of mutual interest and interests that became obstacles in the solution of problems”. “The two leaders also agreed to remain in close contact in the future,” he added.