SEOUL, The top diplomats of South Korea and Singapore had a phone conversation on Monday over preparations for the upcoming summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Seoul's foreign ministry said.

Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha and her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan agreed to work together to ensure the success of the summit slated to take place in the city state on June 12, based on the shared understanding that the meeting will be a crucial opportunity for complete denuclearization and lasting peace on the peninsula.

During the talks, Kang took note of Singapore's support for the summit, while Balakrishnan expressed his government's gratitude to Seoul for sharing its experience related to preparations for past summits with Pyongyang, the ministry said.

The ministers agreed on the need to continue the momentum for dialogue even after the Trump-Kim summit.

Source: Yonhap News Agency