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‘There are meetings going on for June 12 summit,’ Trump says

‘There are meetings going on for June 12 summit,’ Trump says

Posted May. 28, 2018 08:04,   

Updated May. 28, 2018 08:04


U.S. President Donald Trump announced Saturday (local time) that the summit with Pyongyang is likely to be held on June 12 in Singapore as planned. Experts said that the North Korea-U.S. summit, which was on the verge of being cancelled two days ago, is gaining momentum again after the second inter-Korean summit held on this weekend.

"We're looking at June 12 in Singapore. It hasn't changed," said Trump to reporters at an event at the White House during a meeting with a U.S. prisoner freed by Venezuela. "There are meetings going on as we speak, and it’s not far from here," Trump said. But he refused to talk about the exact location.

"The White House pre-advance team for Singapore will leave as scheduled in order to prepare should the summit take place," said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in a statement Saturday morning. U.S. politics magazine Politico reported, “The advance team of about 30 White House staffers and State Department officials was still planning to leave on Sunday for a logistics meeting in Southeast Asia.”

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