PV International Desk : South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un held a surprise meeting at Panmunjom on the inter-Korean border on Saturday (May 26), according to a statement issued by the Blue House.
The meeting is the second between the two leaders, with the first having taken place at the same location on April 27 and resulting in the signing of the Panmunjom Declaration.
Saturday’s talks also represent the fourth meeting between a North Korean leader and a South Korean President in history.
“President Moon Jae-in held a second summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, chairman of the State Affairs Commission at Tongilgak in the north of Panmunjom from 3 pm to 5 pm on May 26,” the statement, issued by Presidential Senior Secretary for Public Relations Yoon Young-chan, reads.
“The two leaders exchanged their opinions candidly for the implementation of the Panmunjom Declaration of April 27 and the successful hosting of the North-U.S. Summit,” it continued. “The results of the talks will be announced by the president at 10 am tomorrow.”
The surprise meeting comes days after U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would withdraw from a planned summit with Kim Jong Un, previously set to take place in Singapore on June 12.