US, N Korean Leaders Arrive in Singapore for Historic Trump-Kim Summit

تم نشره في Sun 10 June / Jun 2018. 12:00 AM
  • Kim Jong-un arrived ahead of US President Donald Trump - (Singapore/MOCI)
  • Donald Trump arrived in Singapore after a controversial G7 summit in Canada - (EPA)

CAPITALS — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit.

Mr Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr Kim touched down with his entourage.

Their meeting - the first between a leader from the North and a sitting US president - will take place on Tuesday on the resort island of Sentosa.

Mr Trump described it as a "one-time shot" at peace and said the two were in "unknown territory".

The US hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons.

The two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months, trading insults and threatening war before abruptly changing tack and moving towards a face-to-face meeting.