In what Mr Trump will likely seize on as proof of the North Korean leader’s commitment to engage in a peace process, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) also said Mr Kim had invited the US president to visit North Korea when the two leaders met in Singapore on Tuesday.
Mr Kim said it was “urgent” for North Korea and the US to halt “irritating and hostile military actions against each other”, the agency added.
On Tuesday, when the two leaders appeared before cameras to sign a document vowing to work towards denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, Mr Trump said he would “absolutely” invite Mr Kim to the White House after saying they developed “a very special bond” during their talks that ran to more than four hours.
“We’re very proud of what took place today,” said Mr Trump, sitting with the North Korean leader to his right hand side. “We have developed a very special bond.”
The day after the summit, as he returned to Washington via Guam and Hawaii, Mr Trump continued to heap praise on Mr Kim via Twitter.
“There is no limit to what NoKo can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement w/ the world. Chairman Kim has before him the opportunity to be remembered as the leader who ushered in a glorious new era of security & prosperity for his citizens,” he wrote in one tweet.
In another, he said: “I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step towards a bright new future for his people. Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea –proves that real change is possible.”
In a third, he said: “The world has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe! No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research! The hostages are back home with their families. Thank you to Chairman Kim, our day together was historic.”
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