President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook expressed gratitude to President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for the invitation and warm hospitality during their visit to Washington D.C. on April 10-11.
President Moon and President Trump shared the same view on how to achieve the common goal of complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.
President Moon praised and supported President Trump's resolve to seek a final and peaceful solution to the Korean issue with a bold, visionary leadership. In particular, President Moon emphasized that President Trump's initiative to engage Chairman Kim Jong Un through two summits played a critical role in achieving progress thus far, including DPRK's maintaining moratorium on nuclear and missile tests.
President Trump expressed his deep appreciation to President Moon's leading role in creating a favorable environment for the final, fully verified denuclearization by easing military tensions and improving inter-Korean relations.
The two Presidents agreed that the top-down approach will continue to be indispensable in the peace process on the Korean peninsula. In this regard, President Trump stressed that the door was always open for dialogue with Chairman Kim. President Moon explained his plan to have another inter-Korean summit soon and reiterated his commitment to working closely with President Trump to make the next US-DPRK summit another milestone in the denuclearization talks.
The two Presidents took note of the historic significance of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Provisional Government of Korea and reconfirmed their commitment to further strengthening ROK-US alliance, the linchpin of peace and security on the Korean Peninsular and in Northeast Asia.
President Moon and President Trump discussed the recent devastating wildfires in the ROK's north-eastern province and President Trump commended the bravery of Korean first-responders, whose heroic efforts saved countless lives. President Moon expressed his appreciation for the contributions made by the US Forces in Korea in fighting the wildfires, a display of solidarity of the ROK-US alliance.
President Moon invited President Trump to visit the ROK in the near future, and President Trump thanked for the invitation.