Donald Trump says US officials arrive in North Korea to prepare for talks with Kim Jong-un.. indianexpress.com
"Our United States team has arrived in North Korea to make arrangements for the Summit between Kim Jong Un and myself," said Donald Trump in a message on Twitter.
"Donald Trump's sudden and unilateral announcement to cancel the summit is something unexpected to us and we can not but feel great regret for it," Kim Kye Gwan said, while noting that North Korea remained open to resolving issues with Washington "regardless of ways at any time".
North Korea will shift its time zone 30 minutes earlier to align with South Korea starting May 5 "as a first practical step for national reconciliation and unity," the North's state media said Monday.
Expectations are generally low, given that past so-called breakthroughs on North Korea's weapons have collapsed amid acrimonious charges of cheating and bad faith.
South Korean honour guards will then escort the leaders to a welcome ceremony at a plaza in Panmunjom, the border village where the summit is to be held, the South's presidential chief of staff, Im Jong-seok, told a media briefing.
The United States and North Korea have been negotiating a summit between Trump and Kim to be held in May or June to broker a deal on Pyongyang's nuclear program.
North Korea latest news: North Korea says it has suspended nuclear, missile testing.. indiatimes.com
Rest of World News: SEOUL: North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.
North Korea has suspended nuclear, ballistic missile testing, announces Kim Jong Un.. indianexpress.com
North Korea also vowed to actively engage with regional neighbors and the international community to secure peace in the Korean Peninsula and create an "optimal international environment'' to build its economy.