President Donald Trump claimed a “good relationship was formed” when CIA chief Mike Pompeo met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

The president confirmed the meeting in a tweet as moves continue to organise a summit betweem Kim and Trump.

Pompeo’s highly unusual talks took place “last week”, Trump tweeted, and “went smoothly”, with details about the presidential meeting within the next few months “being worked out now”.

“Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!”, Trump wrote while hosting Japanese leader Shinzo Abe at his Florida estate.

The president had disclosed on Tuesday that the US and North Korea were holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for a possible summit, which could take place by June.

The Washington Post reported that the nations met over the Easter weekend, shortly after Pompeo was nominated for secretary of state.

US officials indicated over the past two weeks that North Korea’s government had communicated directly with Washington that it was ready to discuss its nuclear weapons programme.

The summit would be the first between the countries after more than 60 years of hostility.