U.S.-North Korea relations: Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un to have summit in Singapore

June 11, 2018 GMT

By Staff

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be meeting in Singapore, marking the first time a sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader.

Here’s what you need to know about the summit, and how we got here.The summit

- When: The summit will happen Tuesday at 9 a.m. local time in Singapore, which is 9 p.m. Monday in Philadelphia. - Where: The meeting will be at the Capella Hotel. According to Time, Singapore was carefully chosen for its safety, prosperity and neutrality. The Capella Hotel is a secluded, luxury, Singaporean-owned establishment. - Who: Trump and Kim will initially meet alone, along with their translators, USA Today reported. There will also be a second meeting in which U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Adviser John Bolton and others will be present. - What will be discussed: The focus of the meeting is expected to be North Korea’s denuclearization and reduction of its weapons arsenal. - How long the summit will last: Although the exact length of the summit is unclear, President Trump is expected to leave Singapore on Tuesday at about 8 p.m. local time (8 a.m. Tuesday East Coast time).


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