CNN on June 30 reports on the meeting of the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. at the Demilitarized Zone on the inter-Korean border with the headline
"Trump takes 20 steps into North Korea, making history as first sitting US leader to enter hermit nation." (Captured from CNN website)
By Kim Eun-young and Kim MInji
Global media on June 30 provided heavy coverage of the historic meeting of the leaders of the two Koreas and the U.S. at the truce village of Panmunjeom in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) on the inter-Korean border.
Major media worldwide broadcast live coverage of the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.
American media highlighted Trump becoming the first incumbent U.S. president to enter North Korea, saying both he and Kim seemed intent to resume denuclearization talks.
CNN said, "It was an historical moment and a huge step forward in a relationship," adding that stalled relations between Pyeongyang and Washington were "firmly back on track."
The New York Times called the meeting "an unprecedented demonstration of friendship intended to revitalize stalled talks over Pyongyang's nuclear capabilities."
Japan's NHK (left) and China's Xinhua News on June 30 positively assess the meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump at Panmunjeom on the inter-Korean border. (Captured from NHK and Xinhua sites)
Media in China, Japan and Europe also gave positive views on the progress achieved in relations between the North and the US.
China's Xinhua News Agency called the Kim-Trump talks "a historic and symbolic meeting that is hoped to serve as the opportunity for North Korea and the U.S. to end their hostile relations and develop progressive ties."
NHK of Japan said, "An area that has been in a state of tension has become peaceful." The network also quoted a Japanese Foreign Ministry official as welcoming the prospect of the meeting helping the resolution of North Korea's denuclearization and abduction of Japanese nationals in the 1970s and 80s.
Over in Europe, the British wire service Reuters used the expression "hope for peace" to describe the meeting. The French daily Le Figaro said, "(The meeting) is a strong signal that North Korea and U.S. are prepared to resume dialogue," while Spain's El Pais added, "Relations between North Korea and the U.S. have taken a big step forward."
In North Korea, the nation's official Korea Central News Agency said the summit was organized at Trump's request during his visit to South Korea. The report also called their handshake a "historical reunion" coming 66 years after the armistice ending the Korean War was signed in 1953.