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Trump confirms meeting date with North Korea leader, Kim

U.S. President, Donald Trump has confirmed that his meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un would take place in Singapore on June 12.

Trump, who made the announcement on his Twitter handle said he and Kim would “try to make it a very special moment for world peace”.

The president said: “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th.

“We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”

U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, had declined to announce the date and venue on Wednesday.

Pompeo said: “We had a good day in the sense that I had a good and lengthy conversation with Chairman Kim in preparation for the President’s summit.

“We are locked in on the date. We are locked in on the time. We’re not quite ready to announce either of those just yet.

“But in relatively short order – we hope in the next handful of days – we’ll be able to announce the location and the date and time.

“But now that part is behind us for sure, and we had a chance to talk substantively about what we intend to be on the agenda.

“And also how we’re going to begin to coordinate in the days ahead between now and the summit in a way that we – both sides are confident that we will set the conditions for a successful meeting between the two leaders”.

The secretary also said he could not say emphatically whether the meeting would last just a day or two.

“So we’re planning on it will be a single day, but in the event that there is more to discuss, there’ll be an opportunity for it to extend into the second day as well,” Pompeo said.

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