China says happy to see progress made on Trump-Kim summit

Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel.
Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SHANGHAI (REUTERS) - China's foreign ministry said on Saturday (June 2) that it was happy to see that progress had been made on the US-North Korean summit.

The ministry said in a statement posted on its official WeChat account that it viewed the meeting between the United States and North Korean leaders as key to achieving denuclearisation and lasting peace on the Korean peninsula.

US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore, marking a complete reversal after he had cancelled the unprecedented summit eight days ago.