Updated: February 24, 2021
The United States government on Tuesday released details of some of the preparations taking place ahead of a planned summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
The summit is now almost certain to take place on June 12 in Singapore.
In a statement, the government said it expected the summit to take place.
Read full statement below.
Since the President’s May 24th letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans have been engaging. The United States continues to actively prepare for President Trump’s expected summit with leader Kim in Singapore.
President Trump will meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan on June 7th here at the White House.
North Korean Vice Chairman of the Central Committee, Kim Yong Chol, is traveling to New York and will meet with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo later this week.
We also have a U.S. delegation meeting with a North Korean delegation in the DMZ. The United States delegation consists of Sung Kim, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines; Allison Hooker, Director for Korea for the NSC; and Randy Schriver, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs at the Department of Defense. They plan to have additional meetings this week.
Separately, Joe Hagin, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, and the U.S. pre-advance team are in Singapore coordinating the logistics of the expected summit.
Lastly, Ambassador John Bolton has had calls with his South Korean and Japanese counterparts virtually every day, including speaking with his South Korean counterpart this morning. These calls have been ongoing over the last couple of weeks.
Attributable to Sarah Sanders, Press Secretary
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