President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived on the small island city-state on Sunday ahead of the highly-anticipated and high-stakes meeting in a summit of a lifetime.
The world’s eyes are watching one of the highly-anticipated summits in recent world history – a Tuesday sit-down between the world’s two most unpredictable leaders meant to settle a standoff over Pyongyang’s nuclear arsenal.
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 after a marathon summit in Quebec, Canada’s where he met with other world leaders whose countries make up the G7 (Group of Seven) nations.
Hours earlier, a jet carrying Kim Jong Un landed. After shaking hands with the Singapore Foreign Minister, Kim sped through the streets in a massive limousine, two large North Korean flags fluttering on the hood, surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows and bound for the luxurious and closely guarded St. Regis Hotel.
Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
“The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) 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.
President Trump is set to meet with the Singaporean Prime Minister tomorrow on Monday.
An Associated Press original publication. Further editing by Manyika Review.