President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump held a summit on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 3:30 this afternoon (local time). Their summit at a bilateral meeting room in the G20 Summit venue lasted for some 30 minutes with no accompanying aides in attendance. Noting the progress of the peace process on the Korean Peninsula, the two Presidents discussed coordination measures between their countries.
The two leaders subscribed to the view that the process of denuclearizing and settling peace on the Korean Peninsula is progressing in the right direction. They agreed to continue to work closely together, based on their ironclad alliance, to achieve common goals as early as possible.
In this connection, the two heads of state concurred on the importance of maintaining existing sanctions against North Korea until it achieves complete denuclearization.
President Moon spoke highly of President Trump's outstanding leadership and bold determination, which he noted have played a decisive role in securing progress and achievements to date.
In reply, President Trump also gave high marks to President Moon's leading role in creating an environment conducive to denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula by taking measures to ease military tensions, among others.
Reaffirming his determination to hold a second U.S.-North Korea summit early next year, President Trump proposed that Korea and the United States closely cooperate to ensure that the next summit would set another historic milestone in the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.
In this context, the two leaders agreed that Chairman Kim Jong Un’s visit to Seoul would provide additional momentum to their joint efforts to establish peace on the Korean Peninsula.