Leaders of US – DPRK in Singapore for historic summit

Sunday, 2018-06-10 21:02:52
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The Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore will be the venue for a upcoming US-DPRK historic summit.
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US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on June 10 for a historic summit with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong-un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes.

After stepping down from Air Force One on a steamy tropical night, Trump was greeted by Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

Asked by a reporter how he felt about the summit, Trump said: "Very good". He then got into his limousine for the drive to his hotel in central Singapore.

DPRK's Kim landed in Singapore earlier on the same day. He was also greeted by Balakrishnan.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island on June 12. It will be the first meeting between a sitting US president and a DPRK top leader.

Kim met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after his arrival. He is staying at the St. Regis Hotel.

In his first public comments since arriving, Kim said Singapore's role would be recorded in history if the summit was a success.

Trump, who is staying at the Shangri-La Hotel, is due to meet Lee on June 11.

Reuters, Xinhua