Kim Jong Un to Meet With South Korean President in April

| MAR 29, 2018 | 2:44 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet with South Korean president Moon Jae-in as part of a summit in April.

The two sides, on Thursday, announced the summit, which will be the first of its kind to occur in over a decade. The summit, according to Reuters, will focus on improving bilateral relations and denuclearizing the peninsula, something Kim indicated he would be willing to pursue.

The meeting, according to CNN, will take place on the southern side of the Demilitarized Zone on April 27.

Thursday's news added to the growing signs that North Korea might negotiate with an international community which has imposed strict economic sanctions.

Kim will even meet with President Donald Trump, with whom he's exchanged fiery rhetoric. Trump tweeted on Wednesday that we was looking forward to the meeting and thought Kim would do “what is right for his people”:

His comments came after the North indicated to the South that it was open to denuclearization.

“Now there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity,” he said.

Kim also visited Beijing this week for a meeting which Chinese president Xi Jinping said went “very well,” according to Trump.

Trump, nevertheless, called for continual sanctions until the two sides reached an agreement.

“In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost!” he said.