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