Trump, Kim arrive in Singapore
Singapore: US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore today to join North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a historic summit which could see Pyongyang dismantle its nuclear arsenal in return for economic help and security guarantees.Trump, 71, landed at Paya Lebar Airbase on board Air Force One after cutting short his time at the G7 summit in Canada. He was received by Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. Hours earlier, Kim had arrived in a jet and was received by Balakrishnan before heading to St Regis Hotel.Kim held a meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong today ahead of the planned summit.“The entire world is focusing on the historic summit between the DPRK (North Korea) and the US, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit, and I would like to thank you for that,” Kim, speaking through an interpreter, told Lee.Trump and Kim are set to meet on Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa for talks which could see North Korea dismantle its nuclear arsenal in return for economic help and security guarantees.The summit will be the first meeting between Trump and Kim and mark a turnaround of relations between the two leaders after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults. The two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months. Trump had called Kim “Little Rocket Man” and threatened to unleash “fire and fury like the world has never seen” on North Korea as it conducted several ballistic missile tests in defiance of international warnings.