Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in will meet in Pyongyang on September 18-20 and will discuss "practical measures" toward denuclearization, Moon's national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said on Thursday after meeting Kim a day earlier.
Kim said such a declaration would not imply a withdrawal of American forces or a weakening of the US-South Korean military alliance, Chung said.
On arrival Chung handed a smiling Kim a letter from President Moon Jae-in detailing cross-border economic cooperation plans and urged North Korea to speed up denuclearization, according to Cheong Wa Dae.
Mr. Kim has not confirmed his attendance, but his participation would mark another major step in his efforts to bring Pyongyang out of worldwide isolation over its nuclear programme.
Matvienko also said she had passed a message from President Vladimir Putin to Kim - but did not reveal the contents of the letter.
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Chung, whose official title is presidential national security director, spoke with his USA counterpart, John Bolton, on the phone on Thursday about his trip to North Korea.
Kim "wants peace", Matvienko said. The North Korean leader cited his dismantlement of a key nuclear test site and his suspension of missile tests.
He even expressed regret that the worldwide community does not appreciate such meaningful steps taken by his country, the South Korean envoy said. "He expressed his strong will to carry out more proactive measures toward denuclearization if action is taken in response to the North's preemptive steps".
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That summit will be a crucial indicator of whether larger nuclear negotiations with the United States will proceed. Seoul has indicated an interest in Kim and Trump meeting in NY, and Trump, who is facing growing domestic turmoil, has hinted that another summit could happen.
Senior officials in the North Korean government in charge of diplomatic affairs with Japan have declared as "invalid" a 2014 bilateral agreement that led to Pyongyang reopening an investigation into the whereabouts of Japanese nationals abducted by North Korea, it was learned Friday.
At their first meeting, the two leaders "agreed to formally end the war before the year's end", Yonhap added. The resumption of US-North Korea talks sometime before the next inter-Korean summit, which will likely take place in mid-September, could give Moon more to work with when he arrives in Pyongyang.
The next step in nuclear diplomacy is uncertain. Earlier this year, Kim also returned what the White House has said are the remains of service members who fought in the Korean War.
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Progress toward denucleariation of the Korean peninsula appeared to stall in recent weeks following high expectations from Mr. Trump's June summit with Mr. Kim in Singapore. Post-summit nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang were rocky and quickly settled into a stalemate.