Trump, Kim Arrive in Singapore for Historic Summit Meeting
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have touched down in Singapore ahead of the most anticipated summit in recent world history.
The pair are due to meet face-to-face tomorrow, with Mr. Trump working to strike a deal that will lead to the denuclearisation of North Korea.
In return for giving up his nuclear weapons, Mr. Kim is seeking relief from crippling sanctions to ease the economic burden on his reclusive regime.
Media reported that Pope Francis said he hoped the forthcoming summit would lead to peace for Korea if the summit goes ahead, it will be the first ever meeting between a serving US president and a North Korean leader.
Shortly after his arrival, Mr. Kim met Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the presidential palace.
“The entire world is watching the historic summit between North Korea and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit,” Mr. Kim told Mr. Lee through an interpreter.
In his first public comments since arriving, Mr. Kim said Singapore’s role would be recorded in history if the summit was a success.