Trump offers to meet Kim Jong Un at DMZ while in South Korea

President Trump took to Twitter on Saturday about his trip to South Korea, after expressing interest a day earlier in a face-to-face meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

"I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have 'toasted' our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced," he tweeted. "Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops - and also go to the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with President Moon went very well!"

The president’s remark followed his stop in Osaka, Japan for the G20 summit. Trump arrived in South Korea on Saturday. While there, he is scheduled to visit the Korean demilitarized zone between the North and the South.

Trump separately took to Twitter Friday, saying that he was open to meeting Kim at the DMZ.

“After some very important meetings, including my meeting with President Xi of China, I will be leaving Japan for South Korea (with President Moon),” Trump tweeted. “While there, if Chairman Kim of North Korea sees this, I would meet him at the Border/DMZ just to shake his hand and say Hello(?)!”

While in Japan, Trump said at a news conference that he was “literally visiting the DMZ,” but wasn’t sure whether Kim would meet him.

In his tweet, Trump also acknowledged his highly anticipated meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping amid the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

The meeting between the two world leaders resulted in an agreement to restart trade talks. The two leaders have agreed to a new cease-fire in the more than year-long trade war. Part of the resolution includes the U.S. holding off on threatened additional tariffs on Chinese goods, according to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.


Trump said in exchange for the tariff hold, China has agreed to purchase a “tremendous amount” of American agricultural products.

Fox News’ Judson Berger contributed to this report.