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The announcement of the timing for the first meeting between the two leaders came just three days after Mr Trump hosted a senior DPRK delegation at the White House bearing a letter from Mr Kim Jong-un.

“We are actively preparing for the June 12th Summit between the President and the DPRK leader,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. 

Ms. Sanders said that the White House “advance team”, which features military, security, technical and medical staff, were already on the ground in Singapore.

The full agenda for the summit hasn't yet been announced.

Singapore’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on May 10th that it would host the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un.

"We hope this meeting will advance prospects for peace in the Korean peninsula," Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong-un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th," Mr Trump tweeted.

"We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!"./.

Compiled by BTA