It is North Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s “fixed will” that a summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore should go ahead, state media say.
This followed a surprise meeting on Saturday between Mr Kim and the South’s Moon Jae-in, who said the North was “committed to denuclearisation”.
Mr Trump had cancelled the 12 June summit, citing the North’s “hostility”.
But on Saturday he said that the date “hasn’t changed” and that things were “moving along very nicely”.
The North’s KCNA agency released a detailed statement on the meeting and the South Korean president also delivered remarks. It was the leaders’ second meeting in as many months.
Mr Moon said he and Mr Kim had “agreed that the 12 June summit should be held successfully” and that the North Korean leader had “again made clear his commitment to a complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”.
But Mr Moon suggested Mr Kim was not certain whether Washington could guarantee the stability of his regime.