That was a shift from last week, when Trump announced in an open letter to Kim Jong Un that he had chose to "terminate" the summit following a provocative statement from the North.
Mr Trump called off the meeting with Mr Kim, set to take place in Singapore on June 12, because he believed it could not take place amid the "the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed" by North Korea in its "most recent statement" where North Korea spoke about its nuclear capabilities. It's the highest-level official North Korean visit to the United States in 18 years.
Russian Federation has forcefully injected itself into the fraught diplomatic dance around North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, demanding the global community lift sanctions on Pyongyang before it even begins to dismantle its arsenal.
Pompeo talks with Kim Yong Chol - the most critical of three tracks of negotiations now taking place between the two governments in the US, in the heavily fortified Korean Demilitarized Zone, and in Singapore - are aimed at determining whether a meeting between Trump and Kim Jong Un, originally scheduled for June 12 but later cancelled by Trump, can be restored. A top North Korean official is in the US and met Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for dinner Wednesday, the highest-level talks between the two countries on American soil in 18 years.
But Kim, in a meeting with Russia's foreign minister on Thursday, complained about "U.S. hegemonism", a comment that may complicate the discussions in NY.
Serena Williams set for Grand Slam return at Roland Garros
This year, the third-ranked Muguruza and Williams could meet in the quarterfinals. Shapovalov compiled a 32-9 edge in winners and converted 6 of 12 break points.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in NY for a working dinner Kim Yong-chol, the former military intelligence chief and one of Kim Jong-un's closest aides.
The White House emphasized that it has remained in close contact with South Korean and Japanese officials as preparations for the talks continue.
Meanwhile, US State Secretary Mike Pompeo held what he characterized as "substantive talks" with a group of Pyongyang's high-ranking officials led by Kim Yong Chol, during which they discussed priorities for potential summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un slated for June 12.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has maintained a hard line against the North, calling for continued sanctions and a maximum-pressure campaign on Pyongyang.