>> A surprise summit between North and South Korea on Saturday. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with his Southern counterpart at the border of the two countries. The reason? To ensure a summit between Kim and US President Donald Trump goes off successfully, South Korean officials say. And the meeting is the clearest sign yet that the on-again, off-again summit between Trump and Kim could be held as initially agreed on June 12th.
The talk between the two Koreas occurred after President Trump publicly softened his tone Friday in a backtrack from earlier in the week when he cited Pyongyang's, quote, open hostility for ditching the summit.>> You know, we'll see what happens. It could even be the 12th. We're talking to them now.
They very much want to do it. We'd like to do. We're gonna see what happens.>> It's been reported that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials was preparing to leave for Singapore later this weekend, but the meeting is still not certain. White House Spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders.
>> The president's not just looking to have a meeting. He's not looking for just a cheap political stunt. He wants to get something that's a long lasting and actual real solutions.>> Moon Jae-in and Kim's Saturday rendezvous came a month before they held the first inter-Korean summit in more than a decade.
That was when they first declared they would move toward a nuclear free Korean peninsula. Moon Jae-in, who returned to Seoul earlier this week after a meeting with Trump will announce details of his face to face with Kim on Sunday morning.