Update: Trump And Kim Jong-Un To Meet Alone In Singapore
Trump said he is feeling "very good" about the meeting.
What you need to know
- Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for their historic meeting
- Kim met Singapore's leader at the Presidential palace
- Trump and Kim will meet on Tuesday at Sentosa, a resort island off Singapore’s port
UPDATE: CBS America have been leaked exclusive details about the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. The two leaders will sit alone in a room together with only translators present, and the meeting has been scheduled to last two hours.
Once that allotted time is over, advisers will then be allowed in to iron-out the details of any deals agreed upon. This format suggests both leaders believe substantial agreements will be made.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes and the transformation of the isolated Asian nation.
Trump flew into Singapore’s Paya Lebar Air Base aboard Air Force One, looking to strike a deal that will lead to the denuclearization of one of America’s bitterest foes. He came from a divisive G7 meeting in Canada with some of Washington’s closest allies that further strained global trade ties.
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”.
North Korea’s Kim landed in Singapore earlier on Sunday.
When Trump and Kim meet on Tuesday at Sentosa, a resort island off Singapore’s port with a Universal Studios theme park and man-made beaches, they will be making history.
Enemies since the 1950-53 Korean War, leaders of North Korea and the United States have never met previously - or even spoken on the telephone.
Kim arrived at Singapore’s Changi Airport after his longest trip overseas as head of state, wearing his trademark dark “Mao suit” and distinctive high-cut hairstyle. He has not left his country since taking office in 2011 other than to visit China and the South Korean side of the border Demilitarised Zone.