North Korean leader lands in Singapore for historic talks with US president
Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore for his summit with President Trump pic.twitter.com/42qGZ3PyDy
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London, June 10, 2018, (AltAfrika) – North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has landed in Singapore ahead of a summit with US President Donald Trump.
The pair are due to stage a historic summit over the reclusive country’s arsenal of nuclear weapons.
The US delegation, en route from the G7 meeting in Canada, will arrive Sunday evening and Trump is set to meet with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.
Trump is scheduled to arrive at Singapore’s Paya Lebar Airbase at 1:35pm [8:35pm local time] on Sunday, according to the White House.
Officials on board Air Force One include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser John Bolton, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
At stake at the summit are North Korea’s nuclear weapons and peace on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea spent decades developing nuclear weapons, culminating in the test of a thermonuclear device in 2017.
The summit comes after weeks of sometimes-contentious discussions and was briefly cancelled amid North Korean outrage over messaging from some US advisers.
Many remain sceptical Kim will ever completely abandon his nuclear programmes.