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White House Reveals Reasons Singapore Chosen for Kim-Trump Summit


Singapore was selected as the site for the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un for reasons of security and neutrality, White House Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah told reporters aboard Air Force One, APA reports.

 

"Singapore has a relationship with both the United States and North Korea," Shah said on Thursday when asked to explin why the location was selected. "They can be ensured — to ensure both the President’s security and Kim Jong-un’s security, as well as provide neutrality."

 

Earlier in the day, Trump announced via Twitter that he would be meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12.

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