2018 North Korea–United States summit

meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

The North Korea–United States summit was a planned meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States that took place on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.[1]

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un shaking hands at the summit

The White House confirmed the meeting between President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un on 8 March 2018. This was the first time that a sitting U.S. president met the leader of North Korea since the Korean War.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that "in the meantime, all sanctions and maximum pressure must remain."[2]

Kim talked about preparations for the meeting in remarks to the Politburo of the Workers' Party of Korea on April 9.[3][4]

On May 10, Trump announced that the summit will be held on June 12, 2018 in Singapore.[5][6][7] It was announced after the release of 3 American hostages by North Korea.


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  3. Smith, Nicola (12 March 2018). "North Korea silent on meeting with Donald Trump". The Telegraph. Retrieved 12 March 2018.
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  5. May Choon, Chang (5 May 2018). "Singapore is 'strongest' candidate to host Trump-Kim summit in mid-June: South Korean daily". The Straits Times. Retrieved 5 May 2018.
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