Kim and Trump jet in for Singapore summit
North Korea’s nuclear arsenal will top top the agenda at the talks as well as formally bringing the Korean War to an end 65 years after hostilities ceased.
It will be the first summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.
Mr Trump is expected to fly into the southeast Asian city state today and the two leaders are scheduled to meet at 9am on Tuesday at the Capella on Sentosa Island, a refurbished British Army artillery HQ that is now one of Singapore’s most expensive luxury hotels.
Mr Trump has hinted at the prospect of normalised relations between the US and North Korea and even a White House visit for Kim if he scraps his nuclear arsenal.
North Korea and the US appeared on the brink of war last year with their leaders trading insults and threats until Kim made a dramatic offer in March to meet Trump and discuss nuclear disarmament.
Since then the talks have been on and off but will now go ahead amid hopes of at least some progress towards better relations between the two countries.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today (Sunday) he was ready to meet Mr Trump as soon as Washington was ready, saying Vienna could be a possible venue.
“As soon as the American side is ready this meeting would take place depending on my working schedule of course,” Putin told reporters in the Chinese city of Qingdao.