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Trump: N. Korea summit to 'work out very nicely'

All Headlines 15:18 June 11, 2018

SINGAPORE, June 11 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday expressed optimism about his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, saying he thinks it's "going to work out very nicely."

Trump, who arrived here a day earlier to prepare for the historic summit Tuesday, made the remark at a luncheon with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

"We've got a very interesting meeting in particular tomorrow, and I just think it's going to work out very nicely," he said, according to a pool report. "We do appreciate your hospitality, your professionalism and your friendship."

Trump and Kim are slated to meet at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Senior officials from the two countries met again here earlier in the day to hash out the details of a potential nuclear deal.

The U.S. seeks the complete, verifiable and irreversible dismantlement of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. In return, Pyongyang is believed to be seeking security guarantees for its regime.

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