The much-anticipated and once-cancelled meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will now take place at a hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa, the White House has confirmed.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a Twitter post that the venue would be the Capella Hotel on the island and thanked Singaporeans for their hospitality. The summit is scheduled to start on the morning of June 12.
Trump told reporters at an Oval Office event that plans for what will be the first meeting between a serving US president and a North Korean leader, were “moving along very well.”
“A lot of relationships being built, a lot of negotiations going on before the trip,” he said. “We’ll see what happens. But it’s very important – it’ll be a very important couple of days.”
New reports suggest that the two leaders will stay elsewhere. Mr Trump will possibly be at the Shangri-La Hotel, where US presidents have stayed before, whereas Mr Kim will probably stay at the St Regis Singapore, as per the Straits Times newspaper.
The 12 June summit was called off two weeks ago by Mr Trump but has since been restored after contacts between the two sides.