12 June 2018Hot off the Press
Just hours before the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, North Korea’s residents were informed of the summit.
North Korea’s state-owned Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) finally reported the summit between the two leaders, breaking the long-held silence that has kept North Korean citizens in the dark about the timing of the momentous occasion.
The summit, including the two leaders, has undergone a tumultuous timeline that saw tensions rise as possibilities of cancellation arose, and antagonistic rhetoric transpired between the two countries before and amid planning of the event.
The meeting is the first of its kind, a historic moment between the US and North Korea that many thought they would never witness.
KCNA said both leaders will exchange “wide-ranging and profound views” on establishing and building a “permanent and durable peace mechanism.”
The outlet also stated that the summit would include discussion of the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Until now the nation’s official media outlet only reported that the two leaders would meet, but citizens were not informed of the time and place of the meeting.
Previously, the top story on KCNA centered on Kim Jung-un visiting a seafood restaurant in Pyongyang.