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

11 June, 2018, 10:58 | Author: Orlando Hughes
  • Trump says he has clear objective for North Korea summit

Still, even as he turned his attention to the summit, Trump continued his blistering attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday, saying "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

Trump was greeted by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.Asked by a reporter how he felt about the summit, Trump said: "Very good". Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he attended a meeting with other world leaders.

"Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!"

The jet landed at the airport Sunday afternoon amid huge security precautions on the city-state island.

"Kim Jong Un is accompanied by Kim Yong Chol and Ri Su Yong, members of the Political Bureau and vice-chairmen of the Central Committee of the WPK, Ri Yong Ho, member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and foreign minister, No Kwang Chol, alternate member of the Political Bureau of the C.C., WPK and minister of the People's Armed Forces, Kim Yo Jong, alternate member of the Political Bureau and first vice department director of the C.C., WPK, Choe Son Hui, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, and members of the C.C., WPK and the State Affairs Commission of the DPRK", KCNA reported.

Kim held a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ahead of the planned summit.

Kim Jong-un impersonator, Howard X from Australia, and Donald Trump impersonator Dennis Alan in Singapore.

"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 met with Lee on Sunday.

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Mr Lee also said it was "not easy" to find a location in the world that is suitable to host such a high-level meeting.

The tests came amid a campaign of "maximum pressure", led by the United States, that tightened economic sanctions against North Korea and raised the possibility of military action.

But Pyongyang is demanding as yet unspecified security guarantees and the end of what it calls a "hostile policy" towards it, and has not made clear what concessions it is offering over the nuclear arsenal it calls its "treasured sword" to defend against a U.S. invasion.

Sung Kim, a veteran diplomat who recently held talks with North Korean officials, led the US delegation in working level talks on Monday.

The North Korean autocrat's every move will be followed by 3,000 journalists who have converged on Singapore, and by gawkers around the world, up until he shakes hands with Trump on Tuesday. The media reports Monday follow months of only the scantest of coverage of the plans for Kim to meet Trump, though his summits with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and China's President Xi Jinping received major coverage soon after they had ended.

It's Kim's pursuit of nuclear weapons that gives his meeting with Trump such high stakes.

The two were North Korean media workers waiting to capture images of their leader, who all North Koreans are duty bound to revere, arriving for a historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Many remain sceptical Kim will ever completely abandon his nuclear programs.

Singapore is one of the few countries that have diplomatic relations with both the U.S. and North Korea. Past nuclear deals have crumbled over North Korea's reluctance to open its doors to outsiders.

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