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Trump told reporters Saturday that: "We're doing very well in terms of the summit with North Korea", adding that "there are meetings going on as we speak".

US President Donald Trump cancelled the summit, scheduled to be held in Singapore on 12 June, but later suggested it might still go ahead.

US President Donald Trump's cancellation of the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly caught South Korea's president by surprise, and he's called an emergency meeting at midnight, local time.

Moon, who returned to Seoul on Thursday morning after meeting Trump in Washington in a bid to keep the high-stakes U.S.

In a letter to Kim on Thursday, Trump had said he was cancelling the planned Singapore summit, citing North Korea's "open hostility".

Moon told reporters Sunday that Kim reaffirmed his denuclearization commitment and told Moon he's willing to cooperate to end confrontation for the sake of the successful North Korea-U.S. summit.

Moon said he held Saturday's impromptu summit - the second summit between the two sides in a month - after Kim asked for a meeting "without any formality". Korea summit an opportunity to make substantial progress on North Korea's nuclear, missile and abduction issues.

While maintaining that Mr. Kim is commited to denuclearisation, Mr. Moon acknowledged Pyongyang and Washington may have differing expectations of what that means, and he urged both sides to hold working-level talks to resolve their differences.

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Saturday's Korean summit came hours after South Korea expressed relief over revived talks for a Trump-Kim meeting.

"What Kim is unclear about is that he has concerns about whether his country can surely trust the United States over its promise to end hostile relations (with North Korea) and provide a security guarantee if they do denuclearization", Moon said. Global journalists were present, but the US government can't verify the site's destruction.

The KCNA statement said Mr. Kim and Mr. Moon agreed to hold high-level talks between their two nations on June 1, and to take steps to quickly implement their efforts to denuclearize the peninsula.

Pyongyang's state-run KCNA news agency said Kim "expressed his fixed will on the historic DPRK-US summit talks", using the official abbreviation for North Korea.

In response, the North said Friday that it stays open to talks with the US anytime and in any format.

The official says the North also reneged on a pledge to allow worldwide inspectors to monitor the supposed demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday. DPRK is the acronym for the North's official name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

During that process, the North Korean official relayed Kim Jong-un's desire for the leaders of the two Koreas to hold an informal and candid meeting. A top North Korean official later blasted the comments as "unlawful and outrageous".

Footage released by the Blue House on Twitter, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral score, showed Moon arriving in a convoy of cars and first shaking hands with Kim's sister Kim Yo Jong, who has played a major public role in recent talks with the South.

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