Trump-Kim Summit likely in Singapore in June

Last Modified Monday, 7 May 2018 (13:17 IST)
Seoul:US President and North Korea's leader are likely to meet in next month, reports said Monday. Trump said at the weekend that the two sides had settled on a date and location for the summit. "We'll be announcing it soon," Trump told reporters. The landmark summit will take place in "mid-June", South Korea's Chosun Ilbo daily reported Monday, citing diplomatic sources who quoted Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton.

The newspaper suggested that the possibility of Singapore hosting the landmark meeting had "increased greatly", after a decision by Trump to host South Korean president Moon Jae-in at the White House later this month. South Korea's Yonhap news agency also said Singapore was firming as the favoured location for the summit. Trump had previously suggested that the demilitarised zone between the two Koreas -- the site of a recent summit between Kim and Moon -- could also be an appropriate venue for his meeting with the North's leader. Other possible sites reportedly included Mongolia and Switzerland. In the meanwhile, North Korea has offered to close its nuclear test site this month -- and invited US experts to verify the move. (UNI)