President TrumpDonald TrumpJudge rules Alaska governor unlawfully fired lawyer who criticized Trump Giuliani led fake electors plot: CNN Giuliani associate sentenced to a year in prison in campaign finance case MORE said Tuesday he received a “beautiful” letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnKim Jong Un won't be ignored: What North Korean missile tests mean The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden clarifies his remarks on Russia Defense & National Security — Biden works to clean up Russia flop MORE amid their apparent impasse on nuclear talks.
Trump called the letter “very warm” and “very nice” and expressed confidence the two sides could eventually reach an agreement.
“We have a very good relationship together," Trump told reporters as he departed the White House for a trip to Iowa.
The president added that another meeting could take place, but that Kim has "kept his word" and "that's very important to me."
Trump is set to travel to Asia later this month. He will attend the Group of 20 Summit in Osaka, Japan, and meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Negotiations over the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula have hit a standstill after Trump and Kim's second face-to-face summit ended abruptly and without a formal agreement earlier this year.
In the time since, North Korea has resumed testing of short-range missiles, prompting allies to question whether Kim is interested in re-engaging with the U.S. on denuclearization talks.
National security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonFormer Trump officials plotting effort to blunt his impact on elections: report Equilibrium/Sustainability — Fire calls infrastructural integrity into question Will Biden's 2021 foreign policy failures reverberate in 2022? MORE and U.S. allies have said the short-range missile tests violated a United Nations Security Council resolution, but Trump has publicly said he's not bothered by the launches.
The president has repeatedly offered praise for Kim, calling him a "very smart man" and touting their personal relationship.