Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet U.S. President Donald Trump in Washington on June 7 ahead of an expected summit between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, it was announced Wednesday.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a tweet that Trump was continuing "to actively prepare" for the anticipated meeting with the North's leader, and that the president would meet with Abe just days ahead of the summit.
"Since @POTUS May 24 letter to NK leader Kim Jong Un, the North Koreans have been engaging," Sanders wrote. "The U.S. continues to actively prepare for @POTUS expected summit w/ leader Kim in Singapore. @POTUS will meet w/ Prime Minister @AbeShinzo on June 7th @WhiteHouse."