This illustration shows a composite photo of U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. "I think we'll go in with a lot of respect and we'll see what happens".
"The Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea will warmly welcome the artists of the friendly neighboring country and specially greet them", it said.
China has been "really terrific in helping us get to some kind of a settlement", Trump added.
Trump also said that trade "negotiations" between Washington and Beijing were going well, conflicting with Chinese official statements on the dispute, which has fed fears on financial markets of an all-out trade war.
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It is speculated that Khloe's fragile mental state at this time may put herself and her unborn daughter in potential danger. Kardashian also revealed that she'd say yes if he proposed, adding that the pair had discussed starting a family.
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono has asked South Korean President Moon Jae-in to discuss abductions of Japanese nationals when he meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this month.
In the run-up to the summits, observers are looking to see whether there will be any indication from the assembly of a change in Pyongyang's policy of pursuing ballistic missile and nuclear weapon programs.
North Korea has intensified diplomatic efforts recently, at a time when inter-Korean relations have been improving since the North chose to take part in the February 9-25 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics hosted by the South. Wednesday's assembly meeting comes just a few weeks ahead of the first summit the two Koreas will have in more than a decade on April 27. Under questioning, he would not take any option off the table, including military ones.
Before that, Washington had relied mostly on South Korea's assurances of Mr Kim's intentions. "Getting rid of nuclear weapons is very good for them and good for everybody, but they have really been a great help to us at the border of North Korea".