President Donald Trump said his summit with Kim Jong-un is back on.
He confirmed the face-to-face meeting with the North Korean leader will happen as planned on June 12 in Singapore.
The president met with top North Korean official Kim Yong-chol in the Oval Office on Friday before making the announcement. Trump said the meetings with North Korean officials made good progress but that building a relationship with North Korea may take some time.
"I never said it goes in one meeting," the president said. "I think it is going to be a process. But the relationships are building, and that is a very positive thing."
Trump added sanctions against North Korea will remain in place. However, he said he did not want to use the term "maximum pressure" anymore because the two countries are "getting along."
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.