UPDATED 8:07 AM PT – Monday, April 15, 2019
South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing for another summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un amid a standstill in nuclear negotiations between the U.S. and North Korea.
In a statement Monday, Moon said he hopes to meet with Kim Jong-un for a fourth inter-Korean summit to help improve bilateral relations between the two nations.
This comes after Kim Jong-un criticized South Korea in a speech Friday for acting as an “overstepping mediator” between the U.S. and North Korea.
“As soon as North Korea becomes ready, I hope the two Koreas will be able to sit down together, regardless of venue and form, and hold detailed and substantive talks on how to achieve further progress that goes beyond the previous two summits between Chairman Kim and President Trump,” stated Moon.
Kim Jong-un also confirmed Friday that he is willing to continue talks with President Trump if Washington provided negotiable terms for an agreement by the end of the year.