South Korea welcomed the apparent revival of the historic U.S.-North Korea summit Saturday, hours after U.S. President Donald Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as scheduled.
"It seems as if the road to a North Korea-U.S. summit has become enhanced and expanded," said Kim Eui-kyeom, a spokesman for Seoul's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae.
"We will excitedly but calmly look forward to the historic meeting to be held in Singapore," he said in a short released statement.
The statement came shortly after the U.S. president said he and Kim "will be meeting on June 12th in Singapore" following his meeting with a ranking North Korean official, who also delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to the U.S. president.
Trump earlier called off his scheduled summit with Kim, citing what he called the North's tremendous anger and open hostility toward his country.
The Trump-Kim summit, if held, will be the first-ever U.S.-North Korea summit. (Yonhap)