U-turn: S. Korean newspaper says Kim-Trump summit ‘likely’ to happen in S’pore
The meeting will most likely be held in the third week of June.
In what feels increasingly like Katy Perry’s hit single Hot N Cold, the latest news is that North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un and United States President Donald Trump will meet in Singapore after all.
This is according to South Korean daily Chosun Ilbo on May 5, 2018.
The article, citing Washington sources, reported that Singapore is deemed the “likely” country to host the historic meeting.
However, it also noted that given Trump’s penchant for dramatic effect, it is still possible that he would choose Panmunjom in the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) at the last minute.
Chosun Ilbo also reported that the meeting will most likely be held in the third week of June, between 9th to 15th of that month, after Trump’s trip to Canada for the G-7 summit on June 8 to 9.
Trump said on Friday that a date and location for his upcoming summit with Kim has been set and will be announced soon.
A brief timeline
April 18: Singapore part of shortlist of countries to hold the summit. Other candidates include Mongolia and Switzerland.
April 25: Singapore front-runner for various reasons such as being politically neutral.
May 1: Trump publicly declared his preference for the Demilitarised zone (DMZ).
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