US-North Korea Summit to be held on June 12, says Donald Trump

02 June 2018, 12:31 PM
US-North Korea summit to be held on June 12, says Donald Trump (File Photo)
US-North Korea summit to be held on June 12, says Donald Trump (File Photo)

United States President Donald Trump, who received a sealed letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Friday said that the US-North Korea summit will be held on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled earlier.

Earlier, the US President cancelled the meeting with Kim Jong following the hostility and anger displayed by North Korea regarding the US-South Korea 'Max Thunder' military drills.

The ice between the two leaders melted after North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol on Friday arrived at the White House and delivered the personal letter written by Kim to Trump.

Though the matter of the letter is yet to be disclosed, as per the White House officials, Trump and Chol discussed the prospects of the US-North Korea summit during the highest level meeting, that lasted for about 90 minutes.

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Post their meeting, Trump expressed positivity regarding the growing relationship between Washington D.C. and Pyongyang.

Being asked about North Korea's commitment to denuclearisation, Trump said, "I think they want to do that".

"I know they want to do that. They want to develop as a country," he added.

Trump further said that his administration will no longer impose sanctions on North Korea.

Such high-level meeting between a North Korean official and a US president took place at the Oval Office after a gap of 18 years.

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North Korean military leader Vice Marshal Jo Myong Rok delivered a letter to then US President Bill Clinton at the White House in late 2000.                                

First Published: Saturday, June 02, 2018 08:59 AM
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