Korean-Americans await historic meeting between Trump, Kim

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Korean-Americans living in western Connecticut are cautiously optimistic about the summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Most Koreans News 12 spoke to Monday say they aren't sure if they should trust Kim Jong Un, but also that it's time the U.S. finally sat down with him.

MORE: i24 News summit coverage

Paul Ma, a first-generation American, owns the new Bull Pan Korean BBQ in Stamford. He says his father lives in South Korea, 40 miles from the border, and he worries for his safety.

"I do worry about his safety and I think nuclear has to go away to have more peace in between us," he says. 

George Paik, a former diplomat who is now a part of the World Affairs Forum of Stamford, says it's hard to predict what will happen when the two unpredictable leaders get in the same room.

Connecticut's senators are worried this may turn into a little more than a photo-op. 

"More than a reality show or a spectacle, this summit has to be a path toward meaningful discussions," said Sen. Richard Blumenthal.

Paik doesn't expect any major agreements to come out of this meeting, but with these two leaders, anything can happen.

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