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With improvement in relations with South Korea is on the course, Donald Trump-Kim Jong-un summit may end up as forward looking.

"And I can also tell you the schedule tentatively for that first meeting will be on June 12 at 9am Singapore time". South Korean President Moon Jae-in has lobbied to meet Trump and Kim for a trilateral summit the following day, but the White House has not confirmed such a meeting. The Shangri-La hotel had always been seen as the likely venue for the summit and had previously hosted former US presidents George H.W. Bush and Barack Obama.

Following a meeting with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol in Washington last week, Mr Trump said his summit with Mr Kim Jong Un, who is officially known as the Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, could result in an agreement formally ending the 1950 to 1953 conflict.

"In return, the U.S. seems to be offering to accept more of the North's demands such as declaring an end to the Korean War and taking a step-by-step approach in the denuclearization process", he said.

Trump told reporters at an Oval Office event that plans for what will be the first meeting between a serving United States president and a North Korean leader, were "moving along very well".

The meeting will take place in Singapore on June 12 at 6.30 am India time.

Notably absent from Trump's delegation: Vice President Mike Pence, who will remain in the USA, and Defense Secretary James Mattis.

When asked if the USA would allow a third party to pay for parts of the summit, a White House official said the "United States government will pay its own expenses" but did not rule out an outside contribution on North Korea's behalf.

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"North Korea is emphasizing that a small country like itself is facing the United States and has requested support from China", a former high-ranking government official said.

With just two weeks out from the planned Trump-Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore, North Korea has made a few significant military changes.

Further, Davenport told Mic, the letter could be construed as calling for sanctions relief to North Korea only after its nuclear weapons have been dismantled and removed. Given this situation, the USA government needs to work on the human rights issues in order to conclude treaties requiring congressional approval and promote other matters.

Schumber added: "We're all hoping the president will succeed in rooting for peace".

South Korean government officials say they can not confirm anything.

Russian Federation said it did not want to interfere in the diplomatic efforts of the US.

"To be honest, I was surprised that Trump clearly stated that he had not talked about human rights", a source close to Japan-U.S. diplomacy said on Saturday".