United States President Donald Trump has announced that he’ll be meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12th.
The two leaders had previously exchanged insults and threats. The breakthrough came after landmark talks between North and South Korea.
Trump made this known via his Twitter handle, hours after he welcomed home three US detainees released by North Korea.saying :
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018.
The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s nuclear weapons development and testing program, which has deepened long-seated tensions between Washington and Pyongyang.
Mr Trump earlier said he thought would be a “big success”.
“I really think we have a very good chance of doing something very meaningful,”.
“My proudest achievement will be — this is part of it — when we denuclearise that entire peninsula.” he said after three Americans, who had been held prisoner in North Korea, arrived at a US military base outside Washington.
If the meeting holds, it will be the first ever meeting between a sitting U.S president and North Korean leader. Kim Jong Un first invited Trump to meet in March.
Mr Kim has suspended nuclear and missile tests and put his nuclear program up for negotiation, but questions remain about how serious his offer is and what disarmament steps he would be willing to take.