Singapore Summit is Back: Donald Trump

The U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The U.S. President Donald Trump said the summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is back on 12 June.

After a few days of uncertainty, Donald Trump scrapped the Singapore summit with the North Korean leader just a week ago.

President Trump met with a North Korean envoy in the White House and made his new announcement.

The North Korean envoy to the White House, led by General Kim Yong-Chol, delivered a letter from Kim Jong-un to the U.S President Trump.

President Trump, without opening the letter, said Kim’s letter was ‘very interesting’.

In the June 12 summit, both the leader will focus on ending the Korean war of 1950-53 that was ended in a truce to never have a formal ending.

President Trump told the reporters in the White House: “We’ll be meeting on June 12th in Singapore. It went very well.”

“We’ve got to know their people very well,” President Trump added.

With a caution that the final goal to denuclearize the peninsula cannot be achieved in the coming meeting, Trump said: “I never said it goes in one meeting. I think it’s going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that’s very positive.”

After meeting with Kim Yong Chol, President Trump told the press on the South Lawn that the days of harsh statements from the North Korean regime was now a past.

“I think we’re over that, totally over that, and now we’re going to deal and we’re going to really start a process,” Trump said.

“I never said it goes in one meeting. I think it’s going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that’s very positive.”

An optimistic Trump added: “We’re meeting with the chairman on June 12 and I think it’s probably going to be a very successful — ultimately a successful process.

“We’ll see. Remember what I say. We will see what we will see, but I think it’s going to be a process that we deserve to have,” Trump said.

President Trump praised the warming up of the relations between the “sheer nemeses”.  Donald Trump said: “The relationships are building and that’s a very positive thing.”

When the reporters asked for his opinion about the North Korean commitment about denuclearization of Korean Peninsula, Trump said: “I think they want to do that. I know they want to do that. They want to develop as a country.”

Meanwhile, the U.S. Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo said the summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un was substantive.

Secretary Pompeo said: “President Trump and I believe Chairman Kim is the kind of leader who can make those kinds of decisions. And that in the coming weeks and months, we will have the opportunity to test whether or not this is the case.”


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