"The Supreme Leader expressed his will and conviction that a great progress would surely be made in solving the issues of utmost concern of the world and in attaining the goal set forth at the last talks with the projected second DPRK-U.S. summit talks as an occasion," the KCNA news agency reported.
The statement followed Kim’s meeting with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo on Sunday, who came to Pyongyang to discuss a path toward the North’s denuclearization and make arrangements for the summit, which will reportedly take place "as early as possible."
The two had "productive and wonderful talks," the agency said, including on the prospects for stepping up bilateral communication and contacts between the two countries.
Since the beginning of the year as Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un held three bilateral meetings that resulted in a joint pledge to reach a peace treaty.
Earlier, Kim reached an accord with Donald Trump that stipulated North Korea would make efforts to promote complete denuclearization in exchange for the suspension of US-South Korean military drills as well as potential sanctions relief.