US President Donald Trump has offered North Korean leader Kim Jong-un help in combating the coronavirus, world agencies have reported.
In a letter, Trump has indicated his intention to offer co-operation, saying he was impressed with Kim's efforts to protect his people from the serious threat of the epidemic, according to North Korean news agency KCTA, quoted by Reuters.
The first lady of the United States, Melania Trump, hasn't had any secret meetings with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the Associated Press reported. The White House made a statement on the matter after a press conference in France, where it attended a G7 meeting, President Donald Trump said the first lady "met" Kim and believes his country "has tremendous potential."
The United States is ready to resume direct business discussions with North Korea over its nuclear program, said North Korea's special envoy for the DPRK, Stephen Biegun, in Seoul, reported BTA.
Bilateral talks have stalled since the failure of the second Hanoi summit in February between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
US President Donald Trump became the first US acting head of state to cross the border between South and North Korea.
This happened as he met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the demilitarized area, which continued with a one-hour tripartite conversation with the leaders of the two Koreas on the southern side of the border.