SEOUL, Chung Eui-yong, the top security adviser to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, will hold a telephone conversation Thursday with his U.S. counterpart John Bolton on the outcome of his trip to North Korea this week, Moon's presidential office Cheong Wa Dae said.

During their call, Chung will also deliver a message from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to the U.S., Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom told a daily press briefing.

Chung earlier said he had a message for the United States from the North Korean leader.

The Cheong Wa Dae official returned home late Wednesday after meeting with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang.

Chung refused to discuss the details of Kim's message to the U.S. but said the North Korean leader has expressed hope for the resumption of denuclearization talks between his country and the United States.

"Chairman Kim said he hoped to see conditions that would make him believe that his decision to denuclearize was the right decision," Chung told an earlier press briefing.

The U.S.-North Korea agreement on ending North Korea's nuclear ambitions nearly was halted after U.S. President Donald Trump called off a scheduled North Korea trip by his top diplomat, Mike Pompeo, last month, citing what he called a lack of progress in the North's denuclearization process.

While meeting with the South Korean envoy in Pyongyang, Kim insisted the denuclearization steps taken by his country so far have been significant and should be considered so, noting its steps included the dismantlement of its only nuclear and missile engine tests.

Source: Yonhap News Agency