To give more specific information about the details of his meeting with the leader of North Korea, the US president did not. Earlier it was reported that the historic summit could take place on the border of the DPRK and South Korea, in Singapore or Mongolia
Donald Trump (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP)
President of the United States Donald Trump said that the agreement on the place and time of the meeting with the leader of the DPRK Kim Jong-no reached, reports Bloomberg.
“We have a date, we have a place,” the president told journalists, not specifying where and when the summit will take place.
Reports of a possible meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un appeared back in early March, when, through the delegation of South Korea, the leader of the DPRK passed on to the US president his desire to conduct a denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and a proposal to hold a meeting on this matter. Talks about the meeting between Trump and Kim Jong-un were held by former CIA head and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who went to Pyongyang for this purpose.
Since Trump publicly confirmed the fact of preparation for the meeting, the American media, referring to the sources, reported on the various cities in which this meeting could pass. Among the likely venue for the leaders of the two countries, the CBS television channel named Singapore and the capital of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar.
In late April, the US president in his Twitter suggested that the appropriate place for the summit could be the village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea, where the leaders of the two Koreas traditionally meet. Trump clarified then that this is not the final decision. Two days later, that Panmunjom could become a place for historic talks, CNN also reported with reference to its sources.
The meeting of the US president with the leader of the DPRK should take place against the background of the normalization of the situation on the Korean peninsula, where South Korea and North Korea agreed to sign a peace treaty before the end of 2018, which should replace the armistice agreement concluded in 1953. The
Despite this, the United States does not yet intend to reduce its military presence in South Korea, said US National Security Adviser John Bolton. About Donald Trump’s plans to reduce the number of troops stationed in South Korea, or even completely withdraw them reported earlier newspaper The New York Times.
On the afternoon of May 4, Trump confirmed the words of his assistant, saying that this issue was not being discussed. He noted that in any case I would like to reduce the costs of maintaining the expeditionary corps.
Under an agreement between Washington and Seoul, which expires at the end of 2018, South Korea pays US half of these expenses – $ 800 million per year. The Trump administration at the same time demands that South Korea fully pay for the maintenance of the military.