The White House released a detailed schedule and list of participants ahead of President Donald Trump’s planned Tuesday summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
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Trump’s schedule includes his meeting with the North Korean leader beginning at 9:15 a.m., Singapore time, where they still start with a photo opportunity at the Capella hotel on the Singaporean island of Sentosa. The two leaders will then enter a room with only their respective translators for a one-on-one discussion over the future of North Korea’s nuclear program.
The one-on-one session is scheduled to last approximately 45 minutes until 10:00 a.m. when an expanded bilateral meeting will occur. The White House noted that this expanded meeting would include Trump along with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Advisor John Bolton.
The expanded bilateral meeting will then end at approximately 11:30 a.m. when the U.S. and North Korean teams will have a working lunch. “Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ambassador Sung Kim, and National Security Council Senior Director for Asia Matt Pottinger” will join the U.S. team during this portion.
The remaining schedule for Trump is unclear leaving plenty of extra time if negotiations go on throughout the afternoon. The president will hold a media availability at 4 p.m. after the summit before he begins his long journey back to the White House.
Trump’s departure is earlier than expected with the White House saying that “discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected.”