- Trump should win Nobel Peace Prize, says South Korean president
US President Donald Trump has dropped a major hint on Monday about the likelihood of holding his forthcoming summit with Kim Jong Un on the border between North and South Korea. It was at the demilitarised zone between the countries that Kim Jong Un and his South Korean counterpart, President Moon Jae-in, held their historic meeting last Friday and now Trump wants to holds his summit there too.
It was previously believed the summit would be held in a third country, such as Singapore or Mongolia. But Trumpâ€™s tweet on Monday morning hinted the demilitarised zone as a possibility.
He tweeted: â€œNumerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!â€ Earlier Monday, South Korean President Moon said Trump deserved a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in repairing relations between North and South Korea over its nuclear, Reuters reported a South Korean official as saying on Monday.
â€œPresident Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace,â€ Moon told a meeting of senior secretaries, according to a presidential Blue House official who briefed media.
Moon and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday pledged at a summit to end hostilities between their countries and work toward the â€œcomplete denuclearisationâ€ of the Korean peninsula.
Trump is preparing for his own summit with Kim, which he said would take place in the next three to four weeks.
The Trump administration has led a global effort to impose ever stricter sanctions on North Korea and the U.S. president exchanged bellicose threats with Kim in the past year over North Koreaâ€™s development of nuclear missiles capable of reaching the United States.
In January, Moon said Trump â€œdeserves big credit for bringing about the inter-Korean talks. It could be a resulting work of the U.S.-led sanctions and pressureâ€.