USA forces in South Korea were also apparently clueless as to the decision to suspend the military exercises.
If implemented, the plan could be one of the most concrete and controversial moves to come from Trump's summit with Kim, who pledged to pursue denuclearisation but offered no details.
The president said he and Kim "got along from the beginning" and the North Korean leader realized that he must get rid of his nuclear weapons. "The most important, hard part of this security issue is for the United States and North Korea to sit down to find a way to resolution via equal talks", Wang said.
North Korea's state media, referring to the drills, recently demanded that Washington "stop the acts of threatening its dialogue partner by force".
And in signing the peace treaty after declaring the end of the Korean War, Trump said he will involve both South and North Korea as well as China as signatories.
The Korean Central News Agency and the Korean Central Television reported Monday that Kim departed from Pyongyang on Sunday morning via a Chinese chartered airplane to hold a summit with his USA counterpart in Singapore.
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Everyone came at me and I'm still standing. "And today is a great day for everybody-Singapore, Tokyo, China-it's a great day". That didn't deter me. "I said to everybody, the door will open", Rodman said, his voice cracking with emotion.
South Korean officials who met Kim this year said the North Korean leader said he understood the need for the training.
Asked what happens next, Trump said: "I think he's gone back to get this done".
The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
"I think without the rhetoric we wouldn't have been here".
He noted, however, that exercises could easily be restarted if needed. -South Korean military drills - and wants to remove the 28,500 US troops stationed in the South as a deterrent against North Korea.
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions about the summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un during a press conference at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore.