Trump praises Kim
Kim to meet Moon again in Pyongyang on Sept 18
WASHINGTON, Sept 6: US President Donald Trump praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday for reportedly expressing faith in him.
"Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims 'unwavering faith in President Trump.' Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!," Trump wrote on Twitter. Kim restated his commitment to denuclearizing the Korean peninsula Thursday.
South Korean National Security Adviser Chung Eui-yong delivered a letter on Wednesday to Kim from South Korea's President Moon Jae-in.
Trump and Kim pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula at the Singapore summit in June but no details were agreed. And Washington and Pyongyang have sparred since on what that means and how it will be achieved.
Kim emphasised that his "trust in Trump remains unchanged" despite the difficulties, Chung said, and expressed his intention to work closely with the United States to achieve denuclearisation "in the first official term of President Trump."
The leaders of the two Koreas will hold a summit in Pyongyang in September. The announcement of the September 18-20 summit -- the third between the North's leader Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in this year -- comes as US efforts to dismantle Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal have stalled.
The two leaders will meet in the North Korean capital to discuss "practical measures to denuclearise" the peninsula, South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong told reporters.
Chung on Wednesday flew to Pyongyang where he handed over a personal letter from Moon to Kim, as Seoul seeks to kick-start the diplomacy that led to the landmark June summit between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader. The two pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula at the Singapore meeting but no details were agreed, and Washington and Pyongyang have sparred since on what that means and how it will be achieved. However, in his meeting with Chung, Kim renewed his commitment to that goal, North Korean state media said on Thursday. -AFP