Meeting with North Korea announced …

Fortune/Bloomberg

President Donald Trump said Thursday he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.

“The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th,” the president wrote on Twitter. “We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”

Singapore — almost 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) south of Pyongyang — represents neutral turf for the two leaders. The city-state of 5.5 million people boasts security partnerships with the U.S., a North Korean embassy and strong ties with China.

The government there also has a history of putting together high-profile diplomatic events at short notice, hosting Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic 2015 meeting with his then-counterpart from Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou. Still, Kim’s agreement to travel so far from the safety of Pyongyang — the farthest he’s ever been as leader — could be seen as a concession by North Korea.

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6 Responses to Meeting with North Korea announced …

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I think I read that Kim doesn’t have a plane. Wonder how he will arrange it.

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    • czarowniczy says:

      He has one, but like his dad he prefers his private, armored train. He flew into meet Xi in Chammae-1, his private plane, just a few days back. Question being asked is did he fly to see Xi because his presence was demanded immediately or were they testing the plane in prep for his conference with Trump?

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  2. czarowniczy says:

    I’d like to see the route he’ll tsake when he flies there. Would he dare overfly Malasia?

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  3. John Denney says:

    12 June is the anniversary of Reagan’s, “Tear Down This Wall” speech.

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