Finally, after weeks of speculations, we learned when the meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will happen. The date and location are both set. It’s Singapore, on July 12th. The first, and historic summit between the two leaders will revolve around the subject of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
In one of his tweets, POTUS wrote: “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!”
Donald Trump will be the first US President to ever meet with a leader of North Korea. NK is a country that was created in the summit of WWII and rose to power during the Cold War. Its work on the nuclear weapons during the last twenty years was a major threat to world security in past decades.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 10, 2018
This summit is attracting the attention of global media as both presidents look eager to make this deal happen. But, many are still doubting Kim’s resolve to say goodbye to its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles. Talking about this subject David Rothkopf, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace said: “Can they get along? Yes. I think it’s highly, highly unlikely that Kim Jong Un actually gives up nuclear weapons.”
Donald Trump’s tweet finally closed a story that started on March 8th when Mr. President announced that Kim accepted his invitation to a meeting. But, POTUS also said that if North Korea declines to end its nuclear program, he will talk to China and other Asian countries and persuade them to stop economic aid to NK.
On Wednesday, Mr. President talked about the upcoming summit: “A lot of things can happen. A lot of good things can happen. A lot of bad things can happen. I believe that … both sides want to negotiate a deal.”
In a build-up to this summit trump changed his opinion about NK leader, and started talking about him with respect. In the past, he wasn’t shy calling him names, one of them being “little Rocket Man.”
The relations between two countries have stabilized in past weeks, and Pyongyang even released three US citizens that were held there as prisoners. In addressing following this event, Trump said: “Kim was really excellent to these three incredible people. My proudest achievement … will be when we denuclearize that entire (Korean) peninsula. This is what people have been waiting for a long time. Nobody thought we could be on this track in terms of speed.”
Talking about the possibility of visiting North Korea POTUS said that “it could happen.”