Trump And Kim Arrive In Singapore For Unprecedented Summit

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The Trump-Kim summit, which will be held at the Capella Hotel on Tuesday morning, will mark the first time a North Korean leader has met with a sitting U.S. president.

For more on the meeting in Singapore, we cross to Oliver Miocic in Seoul.

The event, a spectacle that has brought thousands of reporters and even basketball bad boy Dennis Rodman to the tiny South Asian country to catch a glimpse of the action, has leapfrogged decades of cautious diplomatic initiatives between Washington and Pyongyang - but in a news conference Saturday, the president declined to clarify the objective of the meeting aside from starting a conversation.

Meanwhile, diplomats from the United States and North Korea met behind closed doors at The Ritz-Carlton hotel, in a bid to narrow their differences ahead of the Trump-Kim summit tomorrow.

After that secretive summit, Bolton angered North Korea when he compared the country's path to denuclearization to Libya's, leading experts to believe the hawkish security adviser was trying to sabotage the talks.

Trump initially touted the potential for a grand bargain with North Korea to rid itself of a nuclear missile programme that has advanced rapidly to threaten the United States, insisting he would swiftly achieve what previous US administrations have failed to do.

In fact, only hours before the White House announcement, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had seemed to lower expectations for the meeting, which Trump had earlier predicted could potentially yield an on-the-spot deal to end the Korean War.

Trump and Kim are set to meet tomorrow at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa for talks which could see North Korea dismantle its nuclear arsenal in return for economic help and security guarantees.

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"I am on my way to Singapore where we have a chance to achieve a truly wonderful result for North Korea and the World", Trump wrote in a pair of tweets. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again", Trump said.

Singapore will spend about 20 million dollars to host the historic summit between Trump and Kim, Prime Minister Loong revealed.

"It's unknown territory, in the truest sense", Trump said during the G-7.

Al Jazeera's Adrian Brown reports from Singapore.

Mr Kim's itinerary was reported in detail, which is a rarity for the state's media, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.

"I think we're going to have a relationship, and it will start on June 12", Trump said at the time.

"The fact that we prepared this in two weeks, this adds to logistics demands by officers who worked around the clock", Shanmugam said at a security briefing yesterday.

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