Tokyo, Jan 19: Seoul welcomes the agreement reached by Pyongyang and Washington to hold the second summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump, Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman at South Korea's presidential office, said on Saturday.
On Friday, the White House said that Trump and Kim planned to meet at the end of February.
"We expect this North Korea-US summit to be a turning point in firmly establishing a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula," the spokesman said.
Seoul would seek a successful outcome of the second summit by cooperating with both Washington and Pyongyang.
The announcement of the second Trump-Kim meeting followed the US president’s talks with Kim Yong Chol, the chief negotiator in the denuclearisation talks and close aide to the North Korean leader, in Washington.
The first meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un took place in June in Singapore. At the landmark talks, the two sides expressed their commitment to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. (UNI)