Local Korean Community Hoping for Peace from Trump and Kim Summit

Local Korean Community Hoping for Peace from Trump and Kim Summit

Martín Di Felice

Palm Desert, CA

For the first time ever a sitting American president and a North Korean leader are meeting face to face to talk sanctions and peace between the two nations. 

The Trump-Kim Summit was announced by the South Korean National Security Adviser on Thursday, Chung Eui-yong said, ”He expressed his eagerness to meet with President Trump as soon as possible."

Eager enough to meet, that the North Korean leader agreed to stop nuclear testing, for now.

White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee said, "This meeting won’t take place without concrete actions that match the promises that have been made by North Korea."

The future talks have many hoping for peace, including Ilseo Park, he is the pastor at the Korean Pilgrim Church of Palm Springs. 

"We are praying that this meeting will be successful," Park said. "And this meeting will be the first step to set peace in the Korean Peninsula."

Park grew-up in South Korea and he said he still has family ties there. He said a successful summit would mean freedom from the constant fear of an attack. 

Park said, "Get rid of the threat to South Korea, as well as the other countries, like Japan and America."

He said the ultimate dream for him is to once again have the two Koreas united into one. But for now, he said he would be satisfied with removing a nuclear bomb threat.