Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week he would likely travel back to North Korea "before too terribly long" to try to flesh out commitments made at the June 12 summit in Singapore between Trump and Kim.
The meeting was the culmination of a rapid detente between Pyongyang and Washington and saw Kim commit to working towards denuclearisation, although critics noted the summit agreement was vague and non-binding.
The reunions - scheduled for Aug. 20 to Aug. 26 - are an emotive issue, especially for the elderly relatives taking part in tearful meetings after decades of separation - and have taken place from time to time during periods of good ties between the two Koreas.
Promoted to commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) last month, Admiral Philip Davidson gave the assurance during his first official visit to Japan for two days of talks with Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera.
US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said on Tuesday that in coming days North Korea would hand over a "sizeable number" of remains to United Nations Command in South Korea.
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Kim and Xi assessed the historic meeting Kim had with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore last week and exchanged opinions on ways to resolve the issue of denuclearisation, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
Xi told Kim he was very happy to see the "positive" outcome of his meeting with Trump, and the important consensus reached on denuclearisation and setting up a lasting peace mechanism
This is Kim's third trip to China this year, coming a week after he met Trump in Singapore for historic talks.
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Kim will be in China on Tuesday and Wednesday but the brief report gave no other details.
"If President Obama (who got nowhere with North Korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed) had gotten along with North Korea and made the initial steps toward a deal that I have, the Fake News would have named him a national hero!" Trump tweeted.
Last week's Singapore summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un produced only a vague statement in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".
Putin extended the invitation for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia in September, during a meeting with North's top official Kim Yong Nam.
The broadcast also showed the pair sitting down for talks, sharing a working lunch and signing a joint statement.
The council last year adopted three rounds of tough economic sanctions on North Korea, banning most of its exports of raw commodities and severely restricting oil supplies.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono met in Seoul two days after Trump and Kim signed a statement agreeing to pursue the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
The report said the two men each asked the other to visit their country.
In Singapore yesterday, Trump held an epoch-making summit with Kim, the first-ever between the leaders of the two countries.
The most important takeaway from this summit is that economic objectives took precedence over politics
Yukiya Amano, the director general of IAEA also said that the UN's nuclear watchdog is "ready to undertake" verification activities in the DPRK.
The move appears to be based on the 'freeze for freeze' proposal mooted by China, under which North Korea would stop nuclear and missile tests in exchange for a halt to the military exercises.
The two leaders did make significant progress in their relationship, but did not provide specifics of the terms agreed
US President Donald Trump has departed from Singapore following the historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
Get a glimpse of the meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The two leaders met at Capella Hotel in Singapore.