North Korea's official KCNA news agency said Kim told the South's envoys that his "fixed stand" was to turn the Korean peninsula into "a cradle of peace without nuclear weapons, free from nuclear threat".
Chung and Suh Hoon, the director of South Korea's National Intelligence Service, traveled last week to Pyongyang to lay groundwork for the third meeting between Kim and South's President Moon Jae-in.
The summit could provide renewed momentum to talks over denuclearisation between North Korea and the United States, after Trump cancelled a visit to Pyongyang by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month citing lack of progress. We will get it done together!' Trump writes on Twitter.
Kim and Trump held a landmark summit in Singapore in June, in which they agreed to work toward complete denuclearization.
But the North Korean leader also expressed a "sense of frustration" with the worldwide community for not appreciating what he called Pyongyang's "very significant and meaningful" steps, Chung said.
"He made it clear that his trust in President Trump is unchanged". If it doesn't, it may be a sign Kim is serious about denuclearization.
The next step in nuclear diplomacy is uncertain.
Thursday, Chung told reporters about his talks with Kim.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signaled a willingness to revive stalled nuclear talks, with South Korean officials saying he wanted to "achieve denuclearization" during U.S. President Donald Trump's first term.
Kim also continues using the term "complete denuclearization" to suggest he expects American nuclear forces to be withdrawn from striking range of North Korea-a tall order given the very long range of USA nuclear forces.
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Some residents interviewed by national broadcaster NHK described awakening to find their relatives and next-door neighbors gone. Authorities are sending power-generator vehicles to hospitals so they can accept emergency patients when needed, he said.
After three intercontinental ballistic missile launches and a powerful nuclear test previous year, Kim said his country had finally gained the ability to attack the entire USA mainland with nuclear missiles.
Pyongyang apparently wants to first achieve an official end to the seven-decade state of war with South Korea, while Washington wants to start immediately on the long process of denuclearization. There also are some practical reasons as well, she says, noting that if Xi had gone, the trip would've come at the end of an eventful week.
Kim will not be able to attend a forum in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok next week but will send a delegation of North Korean officials, Matvienko said.
However, US officials may put spanner in the works as they insisted that the peace accord can not be reached before North Korea provides all information on its nuclear program, allows worldwide inspections and gives up a certain number of its projectiles during the early stages of the talks.
Kim's previous letter to President Trump was sent early last month, .as North Korea repatriated war remains of US troops back to their homeland. "We haven't had any nuclear tests, we haven't had any missile tests, which we consider a good thing".
"What matters is implementing with sincerity the agreements among the leaders, and our objective is producing irrevocable progress by the end of this year", Moon said, referring to denuclearization and a permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula.
And, speaking earlier Thursday in India, Pompeo said an "enormous amount of work" remains.
North Koreans youths march in a group past a mural as the capital prepares for the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding day in Pyongyang, North Korea, Sept. 7, 2018.
While an end-of-war declaration wouldn't imply a legally binding peace treaty, experts say it could create political momentum that would make it easier for North Korea to steer the discussions toward a peace regime, diplomatic recognition, economic benefits and security concessions.