DETROIT (WJBK) - Despite hostilities between the United States and North Korea, America remains a steadfast ally to South Korea, as evident when the two countries met for a trade summit in Detroit.
President Trump announced he was canceling a summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un, saying his decision was based on 'tremendous anger and open hostility' in Kim's most recent statement.
In the statement the North Korean government referred to vice president mike pence as a "political dummy".
But South Korea is still a strong ally as many South Korean business leaders were in Detroit for the summit.
"There's a lot of important stakeholders from the big 3 companies are here," Seungil Seo said.
Attendees are strengthening economic and business ties between the US and South Korea while also hoping Trump and Kim will still be able to meet face to face.
"I think he'll be happy to talk again but If they don't change their opinions and attitudes towards Trump, I think that's going to be a real big trouble," Kim Joohan said.