If everything goes according to plan, President Trump is expected to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un before the end of May.
That leaves roughly 12 weeks to put together a plan for one of the most high-profile diplomatic events in recent years. Planning this will be a venture into uncharted waters — as no sitting US president has ever met with a North Korean leader, there is no map to follow.
One of the simplest elements in the plan may be one of the most important: Where should the meeting take place?
As a real estate tycoon like Trump should know, location can be a key factor in negotiations. Some countries are already vying for the opportunity to host. Sweden and Switzerland have issued statements offering to help facilitate the meeting, while former Mongolian president Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj suggested that his country was the most “suitable, neutral territory.”
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