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Trump Announces North Korea Summit Will be in Singapore

4 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, May 10 2018 May 10, 2018 May 10, 2018 10:18 AM May 10, 2018 in News

By Jeremy Diamond, CNN

(CNN) – President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, the U.S. president announced Thursday on Twitter.

"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th," Trump tweeted. "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!"

The summit, which has been in the works since Trump accepted Kim's invitation to meet in March, will be the first-ever meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korean leader.

US officials had also considered holding the summit at the Korean demilitarized zone or in Mongolia but ultimately settled on the city-state of Singapore as the location.

CNN reported Wednesday Trump administration officials were moving forward with plans for the meeting to take place in Singapore.

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