North Korean leader Kim Jong Un broke his silence this week for the first since his historic Singapore Summit with President Trump last month; hailing his new relationship with the United States and saying he has the utmost “confidence” the two nations can work together.
President Trump posted Kim’s personal letter on social media Thursday, saying he just received a “very nice note from Chairman Kim of North Korea. Great progress being made!”
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
“Wishing that the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr. President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions,” wrote Kim. “I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr. President for the improvement of relations between the two countries.”
Kim’s note comes just days after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang to meet with North Korean leaders; holding high-stakes negotiations to advance both nations’ pledge to completely denuclearize the Korean peninsula.