Trump thanks Singapore PM for hosting US-North Korea summit
Washington, May 11: US President Donald Trump in a telephonic conversation thanked Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong for hosting his summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the White House said on Friday.
Trump on Friday announced that he will meet Kim on June 12 in Singapore, the first-ever summit between the top leaders of the two Cold War rivals to discuss the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
"President Trump thanked Prime Minister Lee for his willingness to host President Trump's June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un," the White House said in a readout of the call.
The two leaders also discussed regional security dynamics in the Indo-Pacific region.
Trump and Lee reaffirmed the relationship between the US and Singapore, which has been one of the US' closest partners in Asia for more than 50 years, it said Trump said that he looks forward to seeing Prime Minister Lee in Singapore soon, the statement said.