The US president and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un will finally sit down for a summit on June 12 in Singapore, Donald Trump has stated. The date and venue for the meeting has long been the subject of speculation.
|Trump says he will meet Kim in Singapore on June 12.
“We will both try to make it a very special moment for world peace,” Trump stated. Speculation had been rife that the meeting, expected to focus the Kim Jong Un’s missile program, could be hosted in a number of nations like Mongolia or even the demilitarized zone on the Korean peninsula.
Trump’s statement comes just a day after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo secured the return of three American prisoners to home soil in a whirlwind 13 hour visit to North Korea’s Pyongyang.
Should the June gathering go ahead, it will mark a dramatic turnaround in political relations between North Korea and the US, two nations which officially have not had ties since the 1950s.