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A photo of the Panmunjom meeting in Trump’s office… Shaking hands with Kim Jong-un

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Taekwondo honorary ninth dan certificate presentation photo framed on the background

Taekwondo Honorary 9 Dan Certificate presented to Trump

Among the six frames behind the two, a photo of the North American leaders’ meeting at Panmunjom in June 2019 can be seen. [국기원 제공. 재판매 및 DB 금지]

(Washington = Yonhap News) Correspondent Ryu Ji-bok = Former US President Donald Trump’s Florida office hangs a picture of the 2019 North American leaders’ meeting at Panmunjom, attracting attention.

Former President Trump received an honorary 9th Dan Taekwondo certificate from Kukkiwon Director Lee Dong-seop at the Mar-a-Lago Resort in Palm Beach, Florida, where he resides, on the 19th (local time).

Kukkiwon has released several photos, with a picture framed in the background of former President Trump trying to shake hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

Before leaving for South Korea from Japan on June 29, 2019, while on an overseas tour, former President Trump proposed to Chairman Kim a “surprise meeting” in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) through a tweet early in the morning, and the North responded with a dramatic meeting the next day. this has been accomplished

This meeting started as an impromptu proposal, so the security guard and the working-level preparation team were confused, but in the end, after a brief meeting between the North Korean leaders at Panmunjom, and even President Moon Jae-in, it led to a three-way meeting.

A photo of Trump’s office shows him standing on the south side of the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) in Panmunjom and trying to shake hands with Chairman Kim approaching from the North. At that time, former President Donald Trump became the first incumbent president to cross the MDL and briefly set foot on North Korean soil.

Former President Trump held two summits with the United States in Singapore in June 2018 and Hanoi, Vietnam in February 2019 to address the issue of North Korea’s denuclearization. It was also the first U.S.-North Korea summit meeting with former President Trump.

North American leaders holding hands at the Military Demarcation Line
North American leaders holding hands at the Military Demarcation Line

(Seoul = Yonhap News) North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump met at Panmunjom on June 30, 2019, the Korean Central News Agency reported on July 1 of the same year. The photo, published by the Central News Agency on its website, shows the North American leaders holding hands across the Military Demarcation Line (MDL). 2021.11.24
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The six office photos released this time include a photo of the Trump couple and a photo taken with Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Although denuclearization negotiations have not made progress despite three summit meetings, former President Trump has since exchanged personal letters with Chairman Kim and emphasized the good relationship, expressing closeness.

Meanwhile, according to a blog post from Kukkiwon Director Lee’s interview on Facebook, former President Trump mentioned Chairman Kim at the presentation ceremony and said, “I want Korea to live in peace. I want to play that role.”

He also said, “I’d like to wear this uniform and go to Parliament next time I become president,” and he said, “Why is Taekwondo the best sport out of many martial arts?”

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