Trump's latest praise for Kim, in the formal setting of a summit with Moon, shows that he is still emphasising his personal rapport despite stalled nuclear talks. "We can improve South and North Korean relations as well as attain permanent peace on the Korean peninsula and denuclearisation".
Donald Trump wants North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to know that he likes him and will fulfil his wishes, South Korea's president Moon Jae-in said on Sunday, a day after meeting the United States president at an economic summit in Argentina.
Trump said earlier in October that his meeting with Kim would be held after the midterm Congressional elections, and the venue of his second meeting with Kim had been narrowed down to "three or four" locations.
In his talks with Trump in Argentina, Moon earned some support for the Seoul summit from the United States leader - perhaps in a bid to entice Kim to make good on his pledge. Despite the warming ties, it remains unclear whether Kim will make his first-ever visit to the South this year, as Seoul is hoping.
"This will be the first time that the North Korean leader will visit Seoul since Korea was divided into two countries", he said.
Last month, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump would push for a concrete plan outlining Pyongyang's moves to end its arms programs.
Moon said he and Trump agreed that a visit by Kim to the South Korean capital would give a boost to plans for a second U.S.
Korean President Moon Jae-in is in Auckland today and tomorrow and will meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Foreign Minister Winston Peters to discuss trade, co-operation and global efforts to denuclearise North Korea.
In a speech to the leaders on the last day of the G20, President Moon shared his administration's ambitious goal of cutting the country's reliance on coal and nuclear power and increasing the proportion of electricity it gets from renewable sources, ... something he's promised to raise to 20 percent by the year 2030.
Trump and Moon announced after their landmark summit in Singapore in June that they had agreed to work towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, although the two sides have since made little progress agreeing on a timeline or other concrete steps. He said there were three sites under consideration, but declined to name them. -North Korea summit, which Trump has said he hopes to hold with Kim in January or February.