Venue for Trump-Kim summit is finally set!

Washington: The United States-North Korea summit will be held in Singapore’s Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday.

Sanders took to Twitter to announce the venue.

“The venue for the Singapore summit between @POTUS and Leader Kim Jong Un will be the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island. We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders tweeted.

Last week, delegations from the US and North Korea met at the Capella Hotel to discuss the logistics of the meeting between Trump and Kim, CNN reported.

On Friday, US President Donald Trump said that the US-North Korea summit was back on track and will take place on June 12 in Singapore as scheduled earlier.

This came after Trump last week cancelled the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming hostility and anger displayed by North Korea regarding the US-South Korea ‘Max Thunder’ military drills, as per the report.

The deadlock regarding the fate of the summit broke after Vice-Chairman of the North Korean ruling Workers’ Party’s Central Committee, Kim Yong Chol visited the White House along with a letter written by Kim and met the US President.

During the meeting that lasted a little less than 90 minutes, Trump and Chol walked from the Rose Garden to the Oval Office, discussing the prospects of the US-North Korea summit, according to the White House.

Chol also met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo where the two leaders deliberated on whether the US and North Korea can conduct the summit on dismantling the latter’s nuclear weapons program in exchange for concessions.

It is pertinent to note that this was the highest-level meeting between a US president and a North Korean official after a gap of 18 years.