A second summit in February proved less effective however when negotiations broke down over what the us said was Pyongyang's excessive demands for sanctions relief in return for limited disarmament measures.
She is widely referred to as North Korea's "princess" and has accompanied Kim Jong Un to multiple global events, including the North Korean leader's recent summit with President Donald Trump in Vietnam.
Asked about Kim's statement last week that he was only interested in meeting Trump again if the United States came with the right attitude, Pompeo told reporters that the president was "determined to move forward diplomatically".
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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday in Texas, "We're not home yet, but I pray that one day that President Trump gets to announce that we're removing the sanctions regime from North Korea". "I'd love to see that done sooner".
Observers say that Kim may seek to strengthen diplomatic cooperation with Russian Federation and China to loosen the worldwide sanctions regime.
"I would love nothing more than to lift the sanctions on North Korea - I truly would, because it would mean we were successful", stated the USA secretary of state.
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He rejected partial denuclearisation steps offered by Kim, which included an offer to dismantle Yongbyon.
In a speech to the Supreme People's Assembly on Friday, Kim said: "It is essential for the United States to quit its current calculation method and approach us with a new one".
He said the outcome in Hanoi led him to question the strategy he embraced past year of worldwide engagement and talks with the United States.
Trump said in that summit that he is open to a third summit with Kim. And in a year of talks, Pyongyang has given no public indication of willingness to abandon its weapons program unilaterally as Washington has demanded.
On the possibility of a Kim-Putin summit, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Tuesday, "Key related nations share thoughts on [North Korea's] complete denuclearization, so if the two leaders hold a summit, complete denuclearization will be discussed".