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Trump summit with Kim to be held June 12 in Singapore

Trump summit with Kim to be held June 12 in Singapore

Mike Pompeo, the U.S. secretary of state, travelled to Pyongyang twice to meet with Mr Kim in recent months, in a precursor to the Trump-Kim meeting.

However, the US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the release of detained American citizens from North Korea was "no great accomplishment" of Mr Kim.

Pence said Thursday on NBC News, "In this moment the regime in North Korea has been dealing, as far as we can see, in good faith". It has always been the North's economic lifeline, but trade between the two has plummeted following its implementation of United Nations economic sanctions over North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programmes. The decision is ultimately up to Trump, who said on Wednesday he would announce the time and location in three days, reports CNN.

They issued a joint statement on Wednesday thanking Trump saying, "We would like to express our deep appreciation to the U.S. government, President Trump, Secretary Pompeo, and the United States people for bringing us home".

During the call, Mr Lee also invited the US leader to make a state visit to Singapore in November, in conjunction with the 6th Asean-US Summit and 13th East Asia Summit. "A big undertaking for sure, but one that Chairman Kim and I had the opportunity to have a good, sound discussion on so that I think we have a pretty good understanding between our two countries about what the shared objectives are", he said.

Final details in place, Trump and Kim agreed to the first face-to-face North Korea-U.S. summit since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo traveled to Pyongyang twice to meet with Kim in recent months, in a precursor to the Trump-Kim meeting.

Trump has marked the men's arrival as a major milestone ahead of his upcoming historic summit with Kim.

Former presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton met with Kim's grandfather, Kim Il Sung, and father Kim Jong Il in 1994 and 2009, respectively - long after they'd left the White House. The White House has said withdrawal of thousands of US troops from South Korea is "not on the table". "My proudest achievement will be - this is part of it - when we denuclearise that entire peninsula".

She said the U.S. troop presence in the South for the past 65 years has played a "crucial role for deterrence", peace and stability on the Korean peninsula.


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