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Trump, Kim Jong-un summit slated for 12 June in Singapore

- Post Report, Kathmandu

May 11, 2018-

US President Donald Trump will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June, reported BBC quoting the US President.

"We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!" US President Trump tweeted.

In March, Trump stunned the world by accepting an invitation to meet the North Korean leader for an unprecedented sit-down.The pair had previously exchanged insults and threats. The breakthrough came after landmark talks between North and South Korea.

the US President's announcement came hours after he welcomed home three US detainees released by North Korea following a visit by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pyongyang to arrange details of the meeting , read the report.

No sitting US president has ever met a North Korean leader. The White House said the American trio were freed as a gesture of goodwill ahead of the summit, which US President Trump earlier said he thought would be a "big success", stated the BBC report.

Meanwhile, ahead of the meeting, the North Korean leader has pledged to stop nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches, and also to shut down a nuclear test site. However, the BBC report quoting analysts said that North Korean leader Kim is unlikely to easily abandon nuclear weapons that he has pushed so hard to obtain, and that "denuclearisation" means something quite different to both sides.

Published: 11-05-2018 10:25

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