US President Donald Trump attempted to make a surprise visit from Seoul to the demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North and South Korea but had to abort the mission due to foul weather.
According to US media reports, a thick fog ruined Donald Trump’s plans of visiting the heavily guarded Korean border region. Secret Service agents forced Trump to return back to Seoul, minutes after the US President’s Aircraft had taken off.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea planned to join Donald Trump to mark the first ever visit of the US and South Korean presidents to the DMZ, the White House pool report said.
But after waiting another hour for the skies to clear, both officials canceled the trip to the region that has divided the Korean peninsula since the end of the Korean War in 1953.
Before the failed attempts to visit the DMZ, US President Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in held a meeting, during which they discussed the North Korean issue and negotiated the supply of US weapons to South Korea.