President Donald Trump sent a personal letter to North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un offering cooperation to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
The state-run Korean Central News Agency released a statement from the North Korean Leader’s sister and first vice department director for WPK Central Committee, Kim Yo Jong, revealing the contents of the letter.
According to the letter, Trump “explained his plan to propel the relations between the two countries of the DPRK and the U.S. and 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.”
She also expressed her admiration to the President’s actions, stating it is a “good judgment and proper action” to retain good relationship during the time of what she calls as “big difficulties and challenges.”
“We regard it as a good judgment and proper action for the U.
S.president to make efforts to keep the good relations he had with our Chairman by sending a personal letter again at a time as now when big difficulties and challenges lie in the way of developing the bilateral relations, and think that this should be highly estimated,” she continued.
North Korea firmly and repeatedly announced that they do not have a single case of COVID-19.
However, foreign experts are skeptical of the claim, believing that the country’s poor medical infrastructure may cause a humanitarian disaster.
The State Department expressed concerns last month about the hermit country’s vulnerability to a potential coronavirus outbreak.
According to a senior Trump administration official, the President’s personal letter was consistent with his efforts to engage global leaders in this time of global health crisis.
Trump also looks forward to have a continuous relationship with the North Korean leader.