"Singapore has a relationship with both the United States and North Korea," Shah said on Thursday when asked to explain why the location was selected. "They can be ensured — to ensure both the President’s security and Kim Jong-un’s security, as well as provide neutrality."
Earlier in the day, Trump announced via Twitter that he would be meeting with Kim in Singapore on June 12.
The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 10 мая 2018 г.
The details of the meeting, the White House spokesperson added, including the duration, still needed to be worked out.
Shah also warned that while the meeting has been agreed to, it could be halted for any number of reasons especially in light of North Korea’s past actions.
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said they are planning for a one-day meeting between Trump and Kim with an opportunity to extend it if there is more to discuss.