In a letter dated July 6, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un thanked Trump for his “energetic and extraordinary efforts”. In the translation, Kim called Trump “your excellency” five times.
H.E. Donald J. Trump President United States of America
Your Excellency Mr. President,
The significant first meeting with Your Excellency and the joint statement that we signed together in Singapore 24 days ago was indeed the start of a meaningful journey.
I deeply appreciate the energetic and extraordinary efforts made by Your Excellency Mr. President for the improvement of relations between the two countries and the faithful implementation of the joint statement.
I firmly believe that the strong will, sincere efforts and unique approach of myself and Your Excellency Mr. President aimed at opening up a new future between the DPRK and the U.S. will surely come to fruition.
Wishing that the invariable trust and confidence in Your Excellency Mr. President will be further strengthened in the future process of taking practical actions, I extend my conviction that the epochal progress in promoting the DPRK-U.S. relations will bring our next meeting forward.
Kim Jong Un Chairman of the State Affairs Commission Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Pyongyang, July 6, 2018