North Korean leader Kim Jong-un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said, ending an absence that triggered global rumors that he was seriously ill.
It is believed that Kim Jong Un has been found in the eastern city of Wonsan amid speculation that his health is failing.
At a time when "serious and complicated changes are happening in international and regional situations", KCNA said the two leaders agreed to "promote close strategic communication" and develop their "common interests".
US President Donald Trump statement comes days after he said he received a new "very warm" and "beautiful" letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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