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