North Korean State media has raised the possibility that Pyongyang could establish a new relationship with the United States. It comes a day before North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meets US President Donald Trump for historic talks.
The editorial in Rodong Sinmun newspaper confirmed that Mr Kim had travelled to Singapore to meet Mr Trump and that the country will establish a new relationship to meet the changing demands of the new era. The comments mark a shift in tone from North Korea after decades of animosity towards the US.
Commenting for the first time on the agenda of the meeting, North Korea’s state-run KCNA news agency said the two sides will exchange wide-ranging and profound views to re-set relations. It said discussions will focus on the issue of building a permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean peninsula.
Meanwhile Donald Trump has said he has a good feeling about the much-anticipated summit. In a tweet this morning, he said there was excitement in the air in Singapore ahead of the summit. He hopes the meeting will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons.