Security personnel patrol outside Shangri-la Hotel during the IISS Shangri-la Dialogue in Singapore June 1, 2018. (Source: REUTERS/Edgar Su)

Singapore (VNA) – The Singaporean government announced on June 4 that it has designated a central region of the city state as a "special event area" from June 10-14 for a planned summit between US President Donald Trump and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong Un.

The area comprises the districts of Tanglin, Newton and Orchard, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the US Embassy, and several large hotels are located, including the Shangri-La hotel, which was mentioned as a possible venue for the summit.

To date, there has been no confirmation of the venue for the summit to discuss ending the DPRK’s nuclear weapons programme in return for diplomatic and economic incentives, although several Singaporean hotels have figured as candidates.

The Singaporean Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on May 10 the island state as the host of the summit between Trump and Kim on June 12.

The selection of Singapore to host the summit could be seen as a very careful option, helping Trump and Kim avoid sensitive diplomatic issues and ensure security for the historic meeting.-VNA