On Thursday, May 10, US President Donald Trump announced that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12. As of Friday, May 11, no further details have been announced regarding the specific location of the talks. Heightened security measures (such as road closures and increased security personnel deployments) are expected in the days leading up to and through the summit.
The summit was initially confirmed by the White House in early March and preparations have been underway ever since. Singapore was likely chosen because it maintains diplomatic relations with North Korea and the country has been the site of other high-profile summits. Relations between the two Koreas and the US seem to be entering into a period of détente following a historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President at the DMZ in April 2018.
Individuals present in Singapore during the June 12 summit are advised to anticipate heightened security measures throughout the city and increased traffic congestion (particularly at major travel hubs), and allow for additional travel time. Adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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