US President Donald Trump has agreed to meet Kim Jong Un, the head of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), by May, the Republic of Korea (ROK) national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said on Thursday.
The announcement was made at the White House after ROK envoys briefed American officials on their meeting with Kim on Monday.
The DPRK has offered to refrain from further nuclear or missile tests, Chung said.
The envoy also said that Kim Jong Un understands that routine US-ROK military exercises must continue.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said Trump will accept the invitation to meet "at a place and time to be determined."
"We look forward to the denuclearization of North
Korea [DPRK]. In the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain," Sanders added.