Trump-Kim meet was more than just great TV

US President Donald Trump's 50-minute meeting on Sunday with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the Korean peninsula's Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) was, in typical Trumpian fashion, good television. But it has the potential to be something much more significant.

While meeting in the thin buffer zone established after fighting ended in the Korean War, the two leaders agreed to resume talks about Pyongyang's nuclear programme. That may not sound like much.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 04, 2019, with the headline 'Trump-Kim meet was more than just great TV'. Print Edition | Subscribe