United States officials have demanded North Korea unilaterally disarm before concessions are granted on economic sanctions or a pledge of non-aggression, while Pyongyang prefers a phased negotiations and concessions from the US.
The trip could be a reciprocal visit after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo travelled to Pyongyang, North Korea's capital, twice in recent weeks for meetings with Kim Jong Un, after which he said there was a "shared understanding" between the two sides about what they hope to achieve in the summit.
Despite the same surname, he has no relation to the North Korean leader Kim.
Kim Yong Chol at Beijing airport on Tuesday. "Thank you all very much we appreciate it. Congratulations everybody".
Trump and Kim Jong Un were set to hold their summit June 12 in Singapore, but Trump announced last week that he was pulling out of the meeting. The meeting had been scheduled to permit Trump and Kim to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
Kim holds several high-level political and military titles in North Korea, including the ruling party's vice chairman for inter-Korean affairs.
After Trump canceled the meeting, North Korean state media have reported on Kim's "fixed will" that the summit with Trump go forward.
"There's something going on that prompted the president to say this but that we're not hearing", says Glaser, who says "past experience shows President Trump usually makes these freakish comments based on something he's heard in an intelligence briefing". Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, "They plan to have additional meetings this week" at the border area of Panmunjom.
The call came as diplomatic efforts to salvage the summit, which now appears back on track despite Trump's letter, moved into high gear, with US and North Korean officials meeting at the peace village of Panmunjom on the North-South border and in Singapore.
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Meeting trump and Kim Jong UN should pass on June 12 in Singapore, reminiscent of "Bagnet".
"Kim stressed again that he had a firm determination towards complete denuclearisation", the South Korean president added.
The former spy chief will be the most senior North Korean official to enter the U.S.in almost 20 years, having literally sat at Kim Jong-un's right side during last month's breakthrough inter-Korean summit.
On Sunday, the U.S. State Department said U.S. and North Korean officials had met at Panmunjom, a village in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) that runs along the heavily armed border between North and South Korea. A government official in Seoul raised the possibility on Monday.
Moon told reporters that Kim said he's willing to co-operate to end confrontation and work toward peace for the sake of the successful summit with Trump. Moon said Sunday, May 27, that Kim committed in the rivals' surprise meeting to sitting down with President Donald Trump and to a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula". -North Korea summit on track, said he delivered a message of Trump's "firm resolve" to end the hostile relationship with North Korea and pursue bilateral economic cooperation. The two leaders embraced as Moon departed.
President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington.
The dispute over the islands has prevented Japan and Russian Federation from formally signing a peace treaty ending World War II.
On Tuesday, Trump announced plans to impose tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports and to introduce a raft of new limitations on Chinese investment in the United States high-tech industry. Mario Ritter adapted it for VOA Learning English.