US President Donald Trump has said the meeting with Kim Jong Un could go ahead after all and would likely happen on the originally scheduled date of June 12, one day after abruptly pulling the plug on a high-stakes summit with North Korea.

Trump said in a tweet that “very productive talks” were ongoing with North Korea about reinstating the summit.

He said if it does happen, will likely remain in Singapore on the same date, June 12th, adding the meeting could be extended further if necessary.

On Thursday, Trump cancelled the summit that was due to take place in Singapore, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” from Pyongyang in recent days.

But North Korea responded by saying it was willing to talk to the United States “at any time”, a reaction trump welcomed as “warm and productive.”

Shortly before Trump’s tweet, the South Korean presidency said it was thankful that the “summit embers are not put out and it is coming back to life”.