North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has written a “very warm, very positive” letter to U.S President Donald Trump seeking a second meeting, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Monday, adding that the White House is looking into scheduling one, Reuters reported.
This comes after Trump told reporters that a personal letter from the leader had been dispatched to him.
It was a very warm, very positive letter,” Sanders said. “The primary purpose of the letter was to request and look to schedule another meeting with the president which we are open to and are already in the process of coordinating that.”
She observed that the letter revealed “a continued commitment to focus on denuclearisation of the peninsula.” She stated that the military drill that had taken place at the country’s capital was “a sign of good faith” as it did not star long-range missiles.
Meanwhile, South Korean President Moon Jae-in has been asked by Trump to act as the ‘chief negotiator’ during steps and policies that will lead to the peninsula’s denuclearization.
At a Tuesday cabinet meeting, he said, “In order for us to move toward the next level of dismantling North Korea’s existing nuclear weapons, the leaders of North Korea and the United States once again must have big ideas and take bold decisions.”
Earlier, Kim Jong Un renewed his commitment to full denuclearisation after the September summit between South Korea and North Korea was announced, AFP reported.
South Korean National Security Advisor Chung Eui-yong informed reporters that the two leaders would meet in the North Korean capital, Pyongyang to discuss “practical measures to denuclearise” the peninsula on September 18-20.
Reacting to Kim’s words, U.S President Donald Trump tweeted:
“Kim Jong Un of North Korea proclaims “unwavering faith in President Trump.” Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!”