US President Donald Trump confirms that he will meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore, a summit he has previously canceled.
“We’ll see where it leads but we’re going to meet June 12,” Trump said on the White House lawn after a rare meeting with a senior North Korean official in the Oval Office on Friday.
“The relationships are building and that’s a very positive thing,” Trump told reporters. “I think it’s probably going to be a very successful, ultimately a successful process.”
When asked about whether North Korea wants to denuclearize, he said, “I think they want to do that. I know they want to do that.”
“They want to develop as a country,” added the president.
Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the vice chairman of North Korea’s ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, General Kim Yong-chol, earlier on Friday.