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North Korea's Kim Jong-Un Agrees To Meet Trump On Border Of Two Koreas

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| May 1 , 2018 , 12:35 IST

Nearly two months after North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong-Un agreed to meet with US President Donald Trump, the location of the historic meet has been finalised as the demilitarized zone (DMZ) separating the two Koreas, media reported on Tuesday.

According to sources quoted by the CNN, South Korean President Moon Jae-in convinced Kim to meet the US President at the DMZ during their summit in the border village of April 27. The first meet between the leaders of the two Koreas last week resulted in an agreement to denuclearise the Korean Peninsula and formally end the Korean War.

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Sources say that the DMZ venue made the most sense logistically for Kim as media and security facilities were already in place, allowing the summit to take place as early as in late May.

Trump had reportedly suggested the venue after receiving images from the Kim-Moon summit and due to the fact that the entire meeting had been televised.

"There's something I like about it, because you're there, if things work out, there's a great celebration to be had on the site, not in a third party country," said Trump to reporters on Monday.

The meeting between Kim and Moon in April, which marked the first meeting between leaders of the North and South Korea in over a decade, was watched by millions as cameras followed the leaders movements throughout the day.

Earlier, administration officials had considered Singapore and Mongolia as sites for the meet between Kim and Trump, where they are expected to discuss denuclearisation of North Korea.