Everything ready for the summit with Kim: Trump arrives in Singapore

Everything ready for the summit with Kim: Trump arrives in Singapore

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The president of the United States arrived in the city-state after a 20-hour trip from Canada to meet Tuesday with the supreme leader of North Korea.

At 20.21 local time (12.21 GMT) this Sunday (10.06.2018) landed at the Paya Lebar military base in Singapore, the Air Force One with the president of the United States, Donald Trump, on board. The president, who arrived in the small city-state after a 20-hour flight from Canada, where he participated in the G7 summit, was received by the Singaporean Foreign Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, and will meet on Monday June 11 with the Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong.

That will be the precursor to the meeting between Trump and the North Korean Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-un, which will take place on Tuesday, June 12, which has aroused international interest and which is expected to achieve progress in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula in exchange for a relaxation of economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Pyongyang regime.

Trump told the press that he is “very well” waiting for the meeting, and after a brief greeting, he climbed into a limousine, which took him to his hotel with a group of about 30 vehicles. Neither his closest relatives made statements aboard Air Force One, and except for his brief “very well”, Trump did not speak to the press after descending from the plane and greeting those who were waiting for him.

Singapore, in history

The historic summit, the first bilateral between leaders of both countries, was an unthinkable event until a few weeks ago, when Kim and Trump exchanged all kinds of insults through social networks and the press. It is also the longest trip ever made by Kim Jong-un since he is in power, and can mark a historic event if he manages to put an end to tensions and ends the North Korean nuclear plan.

Aware of all this, Kim Jong-un said on Sunday, shortly before meeting with the Prime Minister of Singapore, that “the whole world is watching this historic summit between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (official name of North Korea). and the United States of America “, and he is sure that if the summit is successful,” the name of Singapore will enter history “.

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