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  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore and is greeted by Singapore

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore and is greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. | Photo: Reuters

Published 10 June 2018

The Singapore Government released a picture of Kim Jong-un being greeted by Foreign Minister  Vivian Balakrishnan.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has arrived in Singapore ahead of Tuesday's on-again-off-again-on-again summit with U.S. President Donald Trump

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Kim reportedly landed in the country late Sunday. The Singapore Government released a picture, on social media, of Kim being greeted by Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the summit will cost the government about US$15 million. "It's our contribution to an international endeavor which is in our profound interest."

Earlier a Chinese private jet, thought to be transporting Kim, was observed leaving North Korea. A black limousine, decorated with the North Korean flag, could later be seen heading to Singapore's St. Regis Hotel, according to media reports.

A second plane, believed to be carrying Kim Jong-un’s sister Kim Yo-jong, landed at Changi Airport at about 3:45 p.m., local media reported.

The main discussion at the June 12 meeting, which was briefly called off by Washington, will likely center on Pyongyang’s years-long ballistics testings as well as the overall pursuit of nuclear armament.

U.S. officials have been in South Korea multiple times to meet with officials, in the demilitarized zone, to review and confirm details of the pending discussion between Trump and Kim.


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