Clash of the two fatties........will they settle their feud over a burger eating contest later on?
WASHINGTON: The White House said on Monday (Jun 4) that a first meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will take place at 9:00am (0100 GMT) in Singapore on Jun 12.
"We are actively preparing for the June 12th summit between the president and the North Korean leader," spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in announcing the timing of the meeting.
"We feel like things are continuing to move forward, and good progress has been made."
Sanders said that the White House "advance team" - which features military, security, technical and medical staff - were already on the ground in the Southeast Asian state.
They are "finalising preparations and will remain in place until the summit begins," said Sanders.
She added that Trump is getting daily briefings on North Korea in the run-up to the landmark meeting.
"I can tell you the president has been receiving daily briefings on North Korea from his national security team," said Sanders.
Experts have voiced concern that despite Trump's claim to be the world's greatest dealmaker, he knows little about North Korea, arms control or international diplomacy.
The on-again-off-again summit is expected to focus on US efforts to get North Korea to abandon its nuclear programme.
North Korea is believed to have developed a miniaturised nuclear device that could be placed on a missile that could strike the United States.
Washington has called that unacceptable and demanded North Korea embark on full and verifiable denuclearisation.