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Donald Trump to meet Kim Jong-un in Singapore on June 12

Combination of pictures shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump.   | Photo Credit: AFP

U.S. President Donald Trump on May 10 announced his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will take place in Singapore on June 12.

“We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!” Mr. Trump announced on Twitter.

 

The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea's nuclear weapons development and testing programme, which has deepened long-seated tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.

Mr. Trump's announcement came just hours after three Americans who had been held prisoner in North Korea arrived at a U.S. military base outside Washington, having been released by Mr. Kim.

Mr. Trump said on their arrival that he believed Mr. Kim wanted to bring North Korea “into the real world” and had high hopes for their planned meeting, which would be the first between a serving U.S. President and a North Korean leader.

“I think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful,” Mr. Trump said. “My proudest achievement will be — this is part of it — when we denuclearise that entire peninsula.”


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