Trump sent North Korea’s Kim birthday wishes: South Korea’s national security adviser

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Panmunjom, South Korea, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

SEOUL (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump sent a happy birthday message to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s National Security Advisor Chung Eui-Yong said on Friday.

Chung, who met Trump in Washington this week, told reporters that he was given a message to pass to North Korea and it was delivered on Thursday.

Upon arrival at the Incheon airport, Chung said, “the day we met was Kim Jong Un’s birthday and President Trump remembered this and asked me to deliver the message”.

Reporting by Sangmi Cha; Editing by Alison Williams

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