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North Korea

Read the ‘very nice’ letter Kim Jong-un sent Donald Trump last week

The North Korean leader expresses confidence in efforts to end the nuclear stand-off and asks the US to take steps to build trust

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 July, 2018, 1:17am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 July, 2018, 6:43am

US President Donald Trump has released a letter from Kim Jong-un in which the North Korean leader voices confidence in efforts to end their nuclear stand-off 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 on Thursday alongside a copy of the letter, dated July 6.

In it, Kim describes his landmark June 12 summit with Trump in Singapore 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.”