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Trump to meet Kim Jong Un in Singapore in June for historic summit

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President Donald Trump announced that his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place June 12 in Singapore.

What did he say?

Trump made the announcement on Twitter on Thursday, revealing the time and place details of the historic summit.

"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th," he wrote. "We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!"

What's the background?

In March, Trump shocked the world by announcing that he and the North Korean leader would meet face-to-face for peace talks after months of trading insults.

In April, Trump announced that he and Kim Jong Un would be meeting in June, and lauded both North and South Korea for their peace talks.

Also that same month, Trump also revealed that the North Korean leader was open to discuss nuclear disarmament.

The North Korean leader announced in May that the country intended to denuclearize.

Trump's announcement of the meeting came just hours after three Americans who were imprisoned in North Korea were returned to the U.S. after at least a year in a North Korean prison.

The upcoming meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader will be the first of its kind. Singapore is an island city-state off southern Malaysia.

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