President Donald Trump said on Friday he will stick to the original plan he had earlier cancelled and meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore.
The announcement came after Trump received Kim Yong-chol, a senior leader from North Korea, and went through a letter the visitor carried from Kim.
Trump said the letter was “very nice” and “very interesting,” without immediately disclosing its contents.
He said the US and North Korea are building ties which look very positive after his meeting Kim Yong-chol, North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator, at the Oval Office.
He said North Korea is committed to denuclearization as it wants to develop as a country.
When Kim Yong-chol arrived at the White House (pictured), chief of staff John Kelly and a top CIA official received him. The visitor was led to the Oval Office where he handed over the letter from his leader to Trump.
After an hour-long meeting with the president, Kim Yong-chol shook hands with him and left.
Although Trump has not talked about the contents of the letter yet, US officials have learned from diplomatic channels that it takes a positive view on the Singapore summit between Kim and Trump.