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WASHINGTON DC: United States President Donald Trump said on Friday that the US-North Korea summit will take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled earlier.

This came after Trump last week cancelled the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming hostility and anger displayed by North Korea regarding the US-South Korea 'Max Thunder' military drills, CNN reported.

The deadlock regarding the fate of the summit broke after Vice-Chairman of the North Korean ruling Workers' Party's Central Committee, Kim Yong Chol visited the White House along with a letter written by Kim and met the US President.

During the meeting that lasted a little less than 90 minutes, Trump and Chol walked from the Rose Garden to the Oval Office, discussing the prospects of the US-North Korea summit, according to the White House.

It is pertinent to note that this was the highest-level meeting between a US president and a North Korean official after a gap of 18 years, as per the report.

According to White House officials, it is unknown what was written in the letter as Trump did not open the envelope.

After the talks, Trump expressed optimism that the relationship between Washington D.C. and Pyongyang was "building" and called it a "positive thing", the report said.

Asked about North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation, the US President said, "I think they [North Korea] want to do that [achieving denuclearisation]. I know they want to do that. They want to develop as a country," Trump said.

Trump further said that his administration will no longer impose sanctions on North Korea.

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said North Korea could see a brighter future only if it chose the path of denuclearisation and gave up its nuclear weapons.

Pompeo said the US saw a vision of a "strong and prosperous" North Korea.

At a 90-minute working dinner on Wednesday, Pompeo and Chol deliberated on whether the US and North Korea can conduct the summit on dismantling the latter's nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions.

Chol landed in New York's John F Kennedy International Airport on Wednesday, becoming the most senior official from North Korea to touch American soil since 2000.

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