North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Donald Trump to meet him, an unprecedented overture which the US leader has said he will accept. With this positive news, the stock market is expected today.
The shock announcement that a meeting could take place as early as May was made by South Korean officials in Washington.
They passed a verbal message from Mr Kim to Mr Trump and said North Korea’s leader “committed to denuclearisation”.
South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said it was “a milestone for peace”.
“If President Trump and Chairman Kim meet following an inter-Korean summit, complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula will be put on the right track in earnest,” he said.