The letter is the latest indication that the two leaders are on good terms and continue to negotiate after Trump walked out of a summit with Kim in February in Vietnam.
“After reading the letter, the Supreme Leader of the Party, the state and the armed forces said with satisfaction that the letter is of excellent content,” North Korean state news agency KCNA said in a brief statement accompanying a photo of Kim reading Trump’s letter.
“Appreciating the political judging faculty and extraordinary courage of President Trump, Kim Jong Un said that he would seriously contemplate the interesting content,” KCNA stated.
The United States is seeking the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea’s communist regime. Pyongyang is pushing for an incremental approach where steps toward denuclearization are matched with reduced sanctions from Washington.
South Korea’s presidential office said it sees the exchange of letters between Kim and Trump as a positive development for keeping the momentum for dialogue alive. read more