US President Donald Trump on Thursday released a letter from Kim Jong Un, in which the North Korean leader voices confidence in efforts to end their nuclear standoff while urging the US leader to take "practical steps" to build trust.
"A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made!" Trump tweeted alongside a copy of the letter, dated July 6.
A very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made! pic.twitter.com/6NI6AqL0xt— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2018
In it, Kim describes his landmark June 12 summit with Trump as the "start of a meaningful journey" and expresses confidence that the "sincere efforts" of both sides "will surely come to fruition".
Kim also voices hope that "the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions".