WASHINGTON, D.C.– North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to meet President Trump for a landmark summit, claims a report published Tuesday.
According to CNN, there’s a “strong possibility” the meeting will take place at the venue in Panmunjom, an area located on the border between North and South Korea.
The announcement comes after last week’s highly publicized meeting between Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in during which the pair vowed to work together to help ensure the “complete denuclearization” of the peninsula.
A spokesperson for Moon on Tuesday said he backed the proposal.
“(We) think Panmunjom is quite meaningful as a place to erode the divide and establish a new milestone for peace,” the spokesperson said. “Wouldn’t Panmunjom be the most symbolic place?”
Trump, who praised the peace agreement between Jong-un and Jae-in, said he was in favor of holding the meeting at Panmunjom.
“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,” he said during a White House news conference in the Rose Garden on Monday.
A select few other locations are also being considered for the meeting, but one thing that is said to be paramount is neutrality.
“Ultimately, they need a country where both leaders have the security they need,” Jean Lee, a North Korea expert at the Wilson Center, told CNN. “To have a country where they can meet in common ground … it’s a small number of countries to be honest.”