He "expressed his respect" to Trump who is "exploring a diplomatic strategy to achieve denuclearization and a lasting peace regime on the peninsula, overcoming diplomatic failures over the past 25 years that did not accomplish any outcome through negotiations but only strengthened North Korea's nuclear and missile capabilities", the spokesman said.
Speaking to reporters at a White House event, Trump said sanctions against the Asian nation would remain in place in the meantime and noted Pyongyang has not conducted nuclear or rocket tests recently.
"A team from North Korea was in Lang Son (city) on Monday". I think that North Korea and Chairman Kim have some very positive things in mind.
The second meeting between the two, following their Singapore summit last June, is scheduled for Hanoi on Feb 27-28.
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Specifically, discussions on declaring an end to the 1950-53 Korean War could have been on the table, with Biegun last month saying Trump was "ready to end this war". "I think a lot of things will come out of it".
He was in charge of the affairs for the Singapore summit in June past year between the leaders of the two sides.
But plans for economic projects, such as linking railways, reopening a joint industrial center, and allowing South Korean tourists to visit the North, have been on hold while the United States opposed loosening sanctions until more progress is made on denuclearization.
"We're determined to take up that role if President Trump asks, if that's the way to lessen the U.S. burden", Moon said.
He said he discussed the upcoming summit during a phone call earlier in the day with South Korea President Moon Jae-in and will speak on Wednesday with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Earlier this month, two influential US senators, Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Robert Menendez, wrote to Pompeo warning that Kim was seeking to drive a wedge between Washington and Seoul and warning against a premature relaxation of pressure on North Korea.