South Korea expects Trump-Kim meeting to lead to North Korean denuclearisation

US President Donald Trump has agreed to a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
US President Donald Trump has agreed to a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.PHOTO: AFP

SEOUL (REUTERS) - South Korean President Moon Jae In believes a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could lead to the North giving up its nuclear weapons programme, Mr Moon's spokesman said on Friday (March 9).

Mr Kim Jong Un told South Korean National Security Office head Chung Eui Yong there would be major results from a meeting with Mr Trump, Mr Moon's spokesman, Kim Eui Kyeom, told reporters at a briefing.

Mr Chung met Mr Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang earlier this week.

Mr Trump quickly agreed to a summit with Kim Jong Un after Chung gave him a personal invitation in Washington, Mr Kim Eui Kyeom said.