Trump expressed his interested in a tweet posted after midnight as the USA military flew home what are believed to be the remains of more than 50 service members after the first such handover by North Korea in more than a decade.
The White House said Thursday that President Donald Trump received a new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and responded quickly with a letter of his own. Also, thank you for your nice letter - l look forward to seeing you soon!,' the president tweeted Thursday morning.
"The ongoing correspondence between the two leaders is aimed at following up on their meeting in Singapore and advancing the commitments made in the U.S. -DPRK joint statement", White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a Make America Great Again Rally at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa, Florida, U.S., July 31, 2018.
Last week, North Korea handed over what is believed to be the remains of 55 US soldiers who died during the 1950-1953 Korean War, following through on an agreement made between the two leaders at their historic Singapore Summit in June.
The pledge to transfer war remains was seen as a goodwill gesture by Kim at the Singapore summit, and was the most concrete agreement reached by the two sides so far. "Today, our boys are coming home".
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An estimated 5,300 United States service members listed as unaccounted for from the 1950-53 conflict 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.
Experts say that the painstaking identification process could take anywhere between days to decades to complete.
"I think for the denuclearization to happen, we need to see the move and I haven't seen that yet". He was a member of the 7th Infantry Division and one of about 2,500 USA soldiers assigned to the 31st Regimental Combat Team, also known as Task Force MacLean and Task Force Faith. The timing would coincide with the U.N. General Assembly meeting when world leaders gather in New York City.
But it is not clear if those remains have been repatriated as well.