'The message is that president Trump has very favourable views toward Chairman Kim and he likes him, ' Moon told reporters aboard a flight from Argentina to New Zealand, where he started a three-day state visit on Sunday. "President Trump has a very friendly view of Chairman Kim and he wishes Chairman Kim would implement the rest of their agreement and that he would make what Chairman Kim wants come true,"...
Since the initial agreement for denuclearization, the United States has pressed the North Koreans to provide information on the entirety of its nuclear operations.
"I think we're going to do one, fairly, into January, February", Mr Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One as he returned late last Saturday from the G-20 summit in Argentina.
"There is a possibility that Chairman Kim Jong-un's visit to Seoul may be made within this year, but there's more important things than the timing", he said in translated remarks during a visit to New Zealand.
"I believe that our efforts will definitely give a positive impetus to the second US-North Korea summit meeting", he said. After their third meeting in Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, in September, Moon said Kim agreed to make a reciprocal visit to Seoul this year.
Asked if the meeting would take place in the U.S., Trump said that it may happen at "some point", although diplomats are now looking at three other locations for the next summit.
"The crisis is still continuing because of North Korea's development of nuclear, missile and weapons program and materials".
Ardern said New Zealand will soon allow smoother immigration procedures for visitors from South Korea and plans to improve pension portability between the two countries.
"We remain unchanged in our stance that (Kim's visit) will be possible and necessary before the end of this year", Baik Tae-hyun, a foreign ministry spokesman, said in a press briefing. In June, Trump and Kim opened up dialogue on denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after months of trading military threats and pointed barbs. He said there were three sites under consideration, but declined to name them. The statement said Xi and Trump 'agreed that great progress has been made with respect to North Korea'.