South Korea will make a “major announcement” about the future of its relationship with North Korea, President Trump said Thursday after speaking with the South Korean president.
Trump made the announcement to reporters in unexpected — and unprecedented — visit to the White House briefing room. He said South Korea’s statement would be about “a big subject — North Korea.”
He did not elaborate.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders later said that the South Korean national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, would speak to the press outside the White House at 7 p.m. Eastern Time.
Chung met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier this week.
The surprise development follows several weeks of thawing relations between North and South Korea, prompted by the North’s participation in the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang under a unified banner.
South Korean President Moon Jae-In sent a high-level delegation to the north this week for the first high-level talks in a decade. He also sent diplomats to Washington Thursday to brief the United States.
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Source: USA Today