Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore for historic summit

This picture taken on June 8, 2018 shows Choi Ho-chul, a 73-year-old South Korean former bank employee - who is critical about the Trump-Kim summit, during a street interview with AFP in Seoul.

North Korea has previously said it was willing to discuss denuclearization, but experts have expressed concern over the varying definitions of the term held by Washington and Pyongyang.

He said if diplomacy fails to move in the right direction, the sanctions "will increase".

Kim, one of the world's most reclusive leaders, made an evening tour of sites on Singapore's waterfront, on the eve of the summit that is due to get underway on Tuesday morning at a nearby resort island. Considering Trump has admitted that he hasn't prepared for this upcoming meeting, he will need to rely on his alleged "best negotiator" skills to get the job done.

President Trump is expected to meet separately with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

Lobster bisque, beef tenderloin and ice cream were on the lunch menu, and there was also an early birthday cake for Trump, who turns 72 on Thursday.

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 worldwide warnings. Lee has said the summit would cost Singapore about S$20 million ($15 million), more than half of which would go on security. The president arrived in Asia having blown up relations with USA allies - and personally with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau - over trade and Russian Federation, announcing via Twitter en route to Singapore that he'd withdraw from a joint agreement covering climate change and other issues.

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Mr Trump introduced "our great First Lady" at the event, and said: "She went through a little rough patch but she's doing great". She later added that it was the only procedure done for Melania Trump's "entire stay" at the hospital.

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Trudeau's office responded to the verbal attack in a statement saying that the PM did nothing to provoke an outburst from Trump. It is impossible to predict what Trump will do next", said a senior G7 official on the summit outcome.

Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday after a blow-up over trade with other members of the Group of Seven major industrialised nations that cast a cloud over his efforts to score a major foreign policy win in the nuclear talks.

Lee Do-kyu, also 27 and unemployed, said the recent inter-Korean summits had raised his interest in politics, but it had waned rapidly.

"It is our contribution to an global endeavor which is in our profound interest", he told reporters on Sunday.

Hours earlier, Kim had arrived in a jet and was received by Balakrishnan before heading to St Regis Hotel.

The meeting between Kim and Trump will mark a turnaround of relations between the two leaders after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults. Their hotels are cordoned off with heavy security. "He added that he believes the White House is correct in saying that "'this is a unique moment in history'". In a video footage, Trump was seen leaving the Paya Lebar Air Base tarmac in the Presidential Beast, a vehicle that is flown around the globe for a US President's visits.

"This would bring us a step closer to reunification." she said. He told reporters at a news conference on Monday, "We are hopeful the summit will have set the conditions for future productive talks".

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