In his New Year's address on North Korean state television, Kim said that he was anxious to meet with President Trump at any time and that he desired to forge an agreement that would be "welcomed by the global community", according to NPR.
Kim said he was willing to meet the USA president at any time, mixing in conciliatory messages with his warnings of conflict to Washington and Seoul in his annual speech where he laid out policy priorities for his isolated and impoverished country.
North Korea, however, would have "no choice but to defend our country's sovereignty and supreme interest, and find a new way to settle peace on our peninsula", if the USA "misinterprets our people's patience, and makes one-sided demands and continues down the path of sanctions and pressure on our republic".
"Now that North and South Korea made a decision to take the path of peace and prosperity, we demand that joint military exercises with outside forces should no longer be allowed and deployment of war equipment such as foreign strategic assets should be completely stopped", Kim was quoted as saying.
"If the United States takes honest measures and corresponding action to our leading and pre-emptive efforts, then relations will advance at a fast and excellent pace through the process of implementing definite and groundbreaking measures", he said.
But nuclear talks between Washington and Pyongyang have stalled in recent months as they struggle with the sequencing of North Korea's disarmament and the removal of US -led sanctions against the North. On the front page of the ruling party's flagship newspaper was Kim touring monuments to capitalism, stepping out of a Chinese jet and smiling while shaking hands with the "imperialist" US president.
His New Year speech was closely watched for any clues as to how the North will act on the long stalled denuclearization talks with the U.S.
In this file photo taken on June 11, 2018 North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, right, walks with US President Donald Trump, left, during a break in talks at their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. North Korea has ceased its provocative ballistic missile tests in recent months.
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-South Korean alliance with their military cooperation coming under pressure from Pyongyang, Seoul's process for inter-Korean engagement, and Washington's current inability to reach an agreement on cost-sharing for the US military presence in South Korea.
After a flurry of diplomatic activity, in April Kim Jong-un met South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a summit at the inter-Korean border.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers a speech in North Korea.
"U.S. negotiators should move decisively in the new year to find out how far Kim is willing to go toward a verified cap on his arsenal".
The hardening stalemate has fueled doubts on whether Kim will ever voluntarily relinquish the nuclear weapons and missiles he may see as his strongest guarantee of survival.
In what was the first time a North Korean leader met a sitting USA president, the two signed a vaguely phrased agreement to improve ties and work towards denuclearisation. North Korea has broken promises made to the United States to halt is nuclear weapons program on at least six prior occasions. North Korea is known to have developed at least three nuclear plants, including a five-megawatt reactor at its main Yongbyon complex producing weapons-grade plutonium, according to Seoul's Unification Ministry. These are the Gaeseong industrial park in North Korea, where South Korean factories use North Korean labor, and the Mount Geumgang resort in North Korea.
It is thought the North Koreans will push for a quick second summit, as they like their chances of winning concessions from Mr Trump that they might not get from lower-level officials.