He was speaking the day after returning from Pyongyang with three American detainees released by North Korea. "We will both try to make it a very special movement for the World Peace". But it is worth noting that he is also following his long-stated plan - first turning North Korea into a nuclear state to ensure its security and now focusing on improving its economy.
And going back to "maximum pressure" if the talks fail is not really an option.
"But we got, up front, our people home".
"I hope the United States also will be happy with our success", Kim said, adding: "I have high expectations the USA will play a very big role in establishing peace on the Korean peninsula".
China backed North Korea in the 1950-53 Korean War and signed the armistice that stopped the fighting.
The Southeast Asia city-state has long acted as a bridge between the United States and China, with successive prime ministers offering Oval Office occupants their cherished geopolitical counsel.
In 2015, Singapore it was the site of another unprecedented summit between two leaders burdened with a legacy of mutual distrust: Chinese President Xi Jinping and rival Taiwan's then-President Ma Ying-jeou, the first such meeting since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949.More news: Ireland solid after facing Test realities
On September 21, 2017, Washington unveils a raft of tough sanctions to curb North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programme. The discussion of whether the troops should leave or not is advised to take place only between the president of South Korea and Trump.
When he was asked about how he was treated by the North Korean regime, Kim replied, "We were treated in many different ways".
The country is now believed to be on the cusp of developing an intercontinental ballistic missile that could deliver a nuclear warhead to the United States mainland.
"North Korea's diplomacy has always been a repeat of hardline and appeasement", Thae said.
And while this desire for reconciliation is not universally held (many South Koreans mistrust the North), it is strong enough that earlier this year, when Kim offered an olive branch, Moon was quick to accept it.
North Korea's nuclear complex is significantly larger than Iran's.
He said past efforts to denuclearize North Korea had failed because of hasty rewards and the same mistakes should not be repeated. "If he doesn't see material progress to that, there's not going to be a deal for a deal's sake", she said.More news: Brazil's Nunes beats Pennington and retains UFC title
Donald Trump has threatened to walk out of nuclear talks with North Korea unless Washington gets everything it wants. South Korea says North Korea is holding at least three of them.
The Trump-Kim summit will have warm atmospherics. "The president understands that there is a historic opportunity to achieve what the world has been unable to achieve for decades".
"On the denuclearization side of the program, that means all aspects of their nuclear program", he added. He said he last heard in 2016 that his father was still alive.
At a party meeting last month when Kim proclaimed the development of the North's nuclear force complete and promised no more nuclear or missile tests, he called its arsenal "a powerful treasured sword for defending peace".
"This is the key test", said Gardner. Mr. Choi said. "He must openly and firmly raise the issue on live television when he visits Pyongyang for his second summit with Kim Jong Un later this year".
Since the foundation of North Korea in 1948, the country has endured war and struggled to balance rival Soviet and Chinese spheres of influence.More news: Deadpool and David Beckham are relationship goals in hilarious new video