Trump, Kim converge on Singapore ahead of high-stakes summit

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Trump, Kim converge on Singapore ahead of high-stakes summitPresident Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar Air Base for a summit with DPRK’s leader Kim Jong Un, Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong Un converged on this island city-state Sunday ahead of one of the most unusual and highly anticipated summits in recent world history, a sit-down meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear program.

CGTN’s Sean Callebs reports.

Trump descended from Air Force One into the steamy Singapore night, greeting officials and declaring he felt “very good,” before he was whisked away to his hotel, driving along a route lined with police and photo-snapping onlookers. Trump traveled to Singapore from Canada, where he met with other world leaders whose countries make up the Group of Seven.

Hours earlier, a jet carrying Kim landed. Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

“The entire world is watching the historic summit between (DPRK) and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit,” Kim told Lee through an interpreter.

Trump is set to meet with Lee on Monday. He has said he hopes to make a legacy-defining deal for the DPRK to give up its nuclear weapons, though he has recently sought to manage expectations, saying that it may take more than one meeting.

U.S. and DPRK officials are set to meet Monday morning in Singapore to make final preparations for Tuesday’s meeting.

Story by The Associated Press

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