Last month North Korea's foreign minister Ri Yong Ho held rare talks with Lavrov in Moscow as Pyongyang moves to improve strained ties with global powers. He becomes only the second North Korean official to meet with a sitting United States president, reports the New York Times.
The current rapprochement on the peninsula was triggered by the games, to which the North sent athletes, cheerleaders, and his sister as an envoy.
The fate of the much-anticipated summit on the Korean nuclear crisis seemed sealed a week ago, after Trump stunned the global community by saying that he'd cancelled the talks with Kim, due to some "tremendous anger and open hostility" in Pyongyang's statements.
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"I think it's probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process", Trump told reporters on the White House lawn after meeting with a senior North Korean official in the Oval Office.
North Korea made a similar gesture with its neighbor to the south in February, during the Winter Olympics. "I think South Korea will do it".
Trump stopped short of making promises of what would come of the historic summit, however, noting, "It will be a process..."
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Pompeo said that after a series of meetings he believes the talks are going in "the right direction". The North Korean envoy hand-delivered a letter to Trump from the North Korean leader, after a day of talks in NY with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In his interview with Reuters, the usa president said a nuclear deal with North Korea would have to cover its missile program.
However, the USA leader ruled out signing anything at the June 12 meeting.
Trump first accepted Kim's offer for a summit in March, without much consultation.
"That letter was a very nice letter", Trump said during the White House news conference. He said it "went very well".
The flurry of diplomacy has also seen a rapprochement on the Korean peninsula, with the two Koreas holding high-level talks Friday at the border truce village of Panmunjom.