leaders of the USA and North Korea are set to meet for first time ever. historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un will take place at as yet undisclosed location by May. two leaders will discuss North Korea's denuclearization. US Vice-President Mike Pence said American diplomacy had brought North Korea to negotiating table. He said: "It is evidence that President Trump's strategy to isolate Kim regime is working." North Korea's ambassador to UN hailed the "courageous decision" of Mr Kim for bringing about meeting. He said Kim would help secure "peace and stability in Korean peninsula and the East Asia region".
World leaders welcomed upcoming inaugural meeting. Such unprecedented talks seemed unlikely few months ago, when two leaders were hurling insults at each other. It could be sign that one-time enemies could now be "frenemies". South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said meeting was "like miracle". He said there would be obstacles ahead, but talks were key step towards denuclearization. He added: "The May meeting will be recorded as historic milestone in achieving peace on Korean Peninsula." China's President Xi Jinping telephoned Mr Trump to welcome the development. He advised both sides to proceed with caution so as not to impede improving relations.