North Korea says President Trump wrote to Kim, offered coronavirus cooperation

A man watches a television news program showing file footage of a meeting between US President and North Korean leader at the truce village of Panmunjom, in Seoul on January 1, 2020. (File photo: AFP)

US President Donald Trump wrote to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and expressed his desire to cooperate on combating the coronavirus, North Korean state media reported.

Trump “expressed his intent to render cooperation in the anti-epidemic work, saying that he was impressed by the efforts made by the Chairman to defend his people from the serious threat of the epidemic,” North Korean state news agency KCNA reported. It did not say when the letter was received.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05