White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

White House: Trump receives new letter from Kim Jong Un

He also thanked the leader for returning the suspected remains of US soldiers killed in Korean War.

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he looked forward to meeting Kim Jong Un soon and thanked the North Korean leader for sending the suspected remains of U.S. soldiers killed in the 1950-1953 Korean War back to the United States.

"Also, thank you for your nice letter - I look forward to seeing you soon!", Trump said, without elaborating.

'The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the US-DPRK join statement, ' she said in a statement Thursday.

"A letter to President Trump from Chairman Kim was received on Aug 1", said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.

Trump also took to Twitter earlier to praise an "incredibly attractive ceremony" in Hawaii, where Vice President Mike Pence helped welcome the remains to the United States.

"Some have called the Korean War the forgotten war", Pence said.

Trump has continually touted his June Singapore summit as a success and praised Kim.

More than 7,700 USA troops remain unaccounted for from the Korea War.

Almost 7,700 American military service-people are still unaccounted for from the Korean War, according to the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency, of which approximately 5,300 are thought to be in North Korea.

John Byrd, director of analysis for the U.S. Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA), told reporters at Osan that the family of the soldier identified by the dog tag had been notified.

But there are reports North Korea continues to build nuclear missiles.

Experts say that the painstaking identification process could take anywhere between days to decades to complete.

More than 400 caskets of remains found in North Korea were returned to the United States between the 1990s and 2005, with the bodies of some 330 other Americans also accounted for, according to the DPAA.

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