Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

Howard TerryJun 12, 2018

In a video footage, Trump was seen leaving the Paya Lebar Air Base tarmac in the Presidential Beast, a vehicle that is flown around the globe for a US President's visits.

During the media interview, Mr Lee said that Singapore had committed a lot of resources to the summit's logistics and security because of the profile of the meeting and the nature of what is being discussed. Kim is hoping Trump will relieve the economic sanctions that have crippled the North Korean economy.

"The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) and the United States of America, and thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit", Kim told Lee through an interpreter.

Kim began the year by declaring to the world that "a nuclear button is always on the desk of my office", which was widely interpreted as an allusion to his personal control over North Korea's nuclear arsenal.

On Tuesday, June 12, the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea will take place in Singapore.

President Trump's first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held one-on-one, according to a White House official.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim arrived in Singapore on Sunday, both staying at luxurious and heavily guarded hotels less than one kilometre, with Mr Trump at the Shangri-La Hotel and Mr Kim at the St Regis Hotel.

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But on the eve of the summit, he altered his schedule, opting to return at about 8 p.m. on Tuesday after a full day of meetings with Kim - nearly 15 hours earlier than previously anticipated.

Hammering out a complete plan for North Korea's denuclearization would be "an impossible chore" at this summit, Michael O'Hanlon of the Brookings Institution told NPR.

Ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Kim, the US President sounded optimistic and said the meeting would be a "one-time shot" at peace. Later, Kim met with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Lee's office in the sprawling palace known as the Istana.

At the G7 summit in Canada and in the hours afterward, Trump railed against trade practices that he described as unfair and said he'd given USA representatives instructions to rescind an agreement to official communique that outlined a mutual plan to ensure "free, fair, and mutually beneficial trade".

While fighting a trade war with allies, Trump now brings his America First negotiating style to the deadly topic of North Korea's nuclear weapons.

"I think we should take some optimism from that reporting", the official said.

"I feel that Kim Jong-Un wants to do something great for his people".

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