WASHINGTON, The White House has announced that United States President Donald Trump and the top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong Un, are scheduled to meet at 9 am Singapore time (0100 hours, UTC) on June 12.
At a media briefing here Monday, White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders also said the US advance team now in Singapore "is finalizing logistical preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins".
Noting that the US side is "actively" preparing for the meeting, she said that the US delegation in the demilitarized zone (DMZ) along the inter-Korean border was continuing to hold diplomatic negotiations with the DPRK delegation.
"The discussions have been very positive and significant progress has been made," she added.
Besides the exchanges in Singapore and the DMZ, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last week met with Kim Yong Chol, vice-chairman of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, the DPRK's ruling party, in New York.
After meeting Kim Yong-Chol, who delivered a personal letter from Kim Jong Un, Trump said on Friday that he will meet with the top DPRK leader on June 12 in Singapore as originally scheduled. -- NNN-XINHUA
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK