Local media speculations estimated that Kim would be greeted by Moon right in front of a concrete slab between blue buildings inside Panmunjom, which actually serves an inter-Korean border dividing the two Koreas.
North Korea has not commented on Moon's claim on Thursday that Kim would not demand the withdrawal of United States troops from the Korean peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons during his meeting with Donald Trump in late May or early June. Perhaps more immediately pressing for Pyongyang, it has also linked this policy to the US pulling back the "nuclear umbrella" Washington has extended over its closest Asian allies. Kim, whose regime has been a pariah on the global stage, will gain new prominence just by being seen on an equal footing with a US president.
Trump expressed hope that the Korean Peninsula could live together "in safety, prosperity, and peace" following a series of meetings between North Korea and South Korea.
"They only talk about an end to hostilities against their country and about getting security guarantees", he added.
But any demands for an exit of USA troops would likely be a nonstarter for America.
To facilitate the setting up of the hotline, working-level talks on communications matters were held twice on April 7 and 14 at Tongilgak, the northern side of Panmunjom. "Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!".
On Jan. 17, 2017, however, Putin said on TV: "I don't know Mr. Trump". After a flurry of tests previous year - famously prompting Trump to brand Kim as "Little Rocket Man" - North Korea has not tested missiles since last November.
For decades, the US and South Korea have pushed for denuclearization in North Korea. It is expected to be followed by the first-ever U.S.
His other explanation: The move is "disingenuous".
Ending the war was forecast to be another main agenda at the summit as the Blue House confirmed its review over ways to switch the armistice agreement into a peace regime on the peninsula.
Moon, however, has tried to tamp down these fears. If I think it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we're not going to go.
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Castro became president in 2008 when his brother, Fidel Castro, formally handed over power as his health deteriorated. His was the only name put forward by a party-backed commission, and was greeted with a long ovation from lawmakers.
"While the focus of the upcoming talks will be denuclearisation, if there is to be a sustainable peace in the region afterwards, North Korea will need to resolve issues such as the abductees in addition to denuclearising", Stangarone told Xinhua.
"If the inter-Korean summit or North Korea-US summit lead to denuclearisation", he said, "I think that it won't be too hard to reach practical agreements in the big picture on creating a peace regime, normalising North Korea-US ties, or providing worldwide aid for the improvement of the North Korean economy".
Pompeo's visit and the Tweet provide the strongest sign yet about Trump's willingness to become the first serving USA president ever to meet a North Korean leader, amid a protracted standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programs it pursues in defiance of U.N. Security Council resolutions.
However, he said he'd be willing to stand up and leave the highly anticipated summit should the meeting fall short of his expectations.
"North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site".
He said Kim's dangling of the apparent concessions could ultimately be a potential pitfall for the USA side.
The inter-Korean summit will take place later this month and be followed up by a North Korean and United States summit in May.
Still, there may be another type of logic behind Kim's diplomatic opening.
(Xi) doesn't want to see a North Korea, or any Korea that has nuclear weapons either. Trump on Wednesday offered a bullish view, insisting he's positioned to accomplish what his predecessors could not. "In return, Kim looks strong enough to make real concessions in halting, dismantling and eliminating his strategic weapons program in return".
The deal removed numerous sanctions on the Iran government, in exchange for the Middle East country getting rid of the majority of its weapons program and uranium - a key ingredient for nuclear weapons.