A senior US official says the North Koreans stood up an American delegation last week seeking to make arrangements for the summit and did not return messages from the USA seeking to discuss the meeting. President Trump said on Friday that the summit might even be held on the originally scheduled date of June 12.
"Chairman Kim and I have agreed that the June 12 summit should be held successfully, and that our quest for the Korean peninsula's denuclearisation and a perpetual peace regime should not be halted", Mr. Moon said.
Trump's unpredictability sparked a sudden and surprise meeting on Saturday between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in - only the fourth time leaders from the two countries have ever met - as they scrambled to get the talks back on track.
The meeting is only the second between South Korea's Moon Jae-in and the North's Kim Jong-un.
Moon's remarks at a televised news conference came nearly simultaneously as Trump said negotiations over the potential summit with Kim that he had canceled last week are "going along very well". They very much want to do it.
Tensions were calmed after Kim extended an olive branch by offering to send a delegation to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, sparking a rapid detente that led to Trump agreeing to hold direct talks with Pyongyang.
Last year, Trump and Kim were trading war threats and insults after Pyongyang tested its most powerful nuclear weapon to date and missiles it said were capable of reaching the United States mainland.
Mr. Moon said while Mr. Kim is committed to denuclearisation, North Korea is not convinced it can trust security guarantees from the United States.
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At their first meeting, Kim and Moon first announced "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and permanent peace, which Seoul has tried to sell as a meaningful breakthrough to set up the summit with Trump.
Mr Trump's decision to pull the summit is understood to have followed comments from North Korean diplomat Choe Son Hui, who referred to Mike Pence as a "political dummy".
The KCNA statement said Kim and Moon agreed to hold high-level talks between their two nations on June 1, and to take steps to quickly implement their efforts to denuclearize the peninsula.
Video and a photo released by South Korea's presidential Blue House on Saturday showed Kim hugging Moon and kissing him on the cheek three times as he saw Moon off after their meeting at Tongilgak, the North's building in the truce village, which lies in the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) - the 2.5-mile (4 km) wide buffer that runs along the heavily armed military border.
Moon was accompanied by his spy chief, Suh Hoon, while Kim was joined by Kim Yong Chol, a former military intelligence chief who is now Kim's top officials on inter-Korean relations.