Donald Trump: next Kim Jong-un meeting likely in January or February

South Korea sent rail cars and dozens of officials to North Korea on Friday for joint surveys on northern railway sections the countries hope someday to connect with the South

Moon said he had a message from Trump to Kim Jong Un about Trump's friendly views toward the North Korean leader. The two leaders saw eye to eye "on the fact that Kim's visit to Seoul will add momentum to establishing peace on the Korean Peninsula", a spokesman said.

The Koreas reached the military agreement during the third summit between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in as part of a diplomatic offensive that began earlier this year, reversing months of rising tensions that had threatened to erupt in a nuclear war.

He said he would deliver the message if Kim visits Seoul this year.

Following Moon-Trump meet in G20 summit in Argentina, Moon has developed some respect and support for Seoul summit from the United States administration- aiming to entice Kim to hold a good pledge. He said, "We are getting along very well".

Trump said on Sunday that he also expected to hold his own meeting with Kim, which he told reporters would likely take place in early 2019, with the president asserting that he planned to invite Kim to the U.S.at some point as well. A timetable was not given due to a multiple layer of sanctions imposed against North Korea.

Last November, a North Korean soldier was critically wounded in a jointly controlled area after he fled to the South amid a hail of bullets fired by his former comrades.

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The White House said in a statement on Saturday after Trump's meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that they and Kim will strive "to see a nuclear free Korean Peninsula".

Moon said a second summit between Kim and Trump will prove to be the "most critical moment" for North Korea's denuclearisation.

Based on the results of the inter-Korean study that would end on December 17, South Korea would start rebuilding North Korean railway stations and related facilities.

However, North Korea has taken steps to cease its ballistic missile and nuclear programs. It was essential that worldwide sanctions pressure be maintained on North Korea until its complete denuclearisation was achieved, he said.

But differences have emerged between Washington and Seoul on how to proceed with Kim, as the dovish Moon has long favored engagement with the North.

The Kaesong factory park was shut down under the South's previous conservative government in February 2016 following a North Korean nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

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