Trump to meet with North Korea’s Kim on June 12 in Singapore
Trump made the announcement hours after the arrival of the three US citizens who had been imprisoned in North Korea.
President Donald Trump said he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, locking in a historic summit between the two leaders amid their confrontation over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
“We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Trump said in a Twitter message on Thursday announcing the date and place of the long-anticipated talks.
Trump made the announcement hours after the arrival of the three US citizens who had been imprisoned in North Korea. The President and his wife Melania greeted the three when their plane arrived at Joint Base Andrews shortly before 3 am on Thursday, and he praised their release as a conciliatory gesture by Kim.
Singapore — almost 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) south of Pyongyang — represents a neutral turf for the two leaders. The city-state of 5.5mn people boasts security partnerships with the US, a North Korean embassy, and strong ties with China.