Until now, the United States had relied mostly on ally South Korea's assurance of Kim's intentions.
The North had remained publicly silent for weeks after its leader's invitation to talks was first delivered to Trump by South Korean officials. The news was confirmed when North Korea has shown their willingness to discuss the issue.
DPRK is the acronym for the North's formal name, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. -North Korea communications had taken place but said the two sides had held multiple direct contacts.
Trump has said that Kim is suddenly interested in talking with the outside world because of his "maximum pressure" campaign against the North Korean leader.
Trump made the comments a day after USA officials said Pyongyang has told Washington that it is willing to discuss the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
The US has already made it clear they will only be willing to hold talks with the Kim regime if they agreed to nuclear disarmament.
North Korea's state-sponsored news shows leader Kim Jong Un behind the controls of an aircraft. Screenshot via YouTube
A South Korean envoy told North Korean President Kim Jong Un to end his smoking habit, reported Sky News.
"Hopefully it will be a relationship that will be much different than it has been for many, many years", Trump added.
Ahead of the North's upcoming summits with South Korea and the United States, North Korean diplomat Ri Yong-ho is expected to hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Russia on Tuesday.
If the talks go ahead, it would be the first time a sitting United States president has met a North Korean leader.
He said he thinks the meeting will be a "very exciting thing for the world".
Since sending a high-profile delegation along with athletes to the Winter Games in the South in February, Kim has made his worldwide debut with a visit to Beijing - his first overseas trip since taking power in 2011. Secret talks on the specifics are said to be ongoing.
This confirmation comes a month after a South Korean delegation announced that North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has expressed his desire to meet President Trump.
Dictator Kim Jong-un goes pop as Korean tensions thaw
The song previously closed an inter-Korean art performance in September 2002 and Samjiyon's performance in Seoul in February. Members of Red Velvet , one of South Korea's top K-pop groups, sang their hits " Bad Boy " and " Red Flavor ".
A Navy destroyer, the USS Donald Cook, was underway in the eastern Mediterranean after completing a port call in Cyprus. Monday was the first day on the job for Bolton, who has previously advocated military action against Syria.
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Global court warns Israel may be charged for Gaza deaths
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Computer failure causes flight delays around Europe
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