Kim Jong-un arrives in Singapore for historic summit with Trump

Published June 10, 2018, 3:21 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By MB Online

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un arrived in Singapore believed to be on board a Boeing 747 Sunday, the Singapore Strait times reported.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have traded barbs for months; now, the US president has indicated that he might be able to have a good relationship with the North Korean leader. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have traded barbs for months; now, the US president has indicated that he might be able to have a good relationship with the North Korean leader. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

The Boeing 747 believed to be carrying the Kim Jong-un touched down at the Changi Airport and was followed shortly after by the Air China flight CA61.

The aircraft which was believed to be carrying the North Korean leader took a mostly inland route flying most of the time over China’s airspace.

There have been assassination attempt concerns prior to Kim Jong-un’s  journey to the summit venue.

US President Donald Trump is also expected to arrive for the historic summit.

Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore on Sunday, kicking off a landmark trip by the once-reclusive North Korean leader ahead of his historic summit with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Kim — the first North Korean leader to visit the city-state — was greeted at Changi Airport by Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan before traveling to his hotel, the St. Regis. Crowds lined the streets to snap pictures of Kim’s police motorcade. Kim was expected to meet later with Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, before Trump’s own arrival later this evening.

The trip to Singapore — almost 5,000 kilometers (3,000 miles) south of Pyongyang — represents Kim’s farthest foray from home since taking power after his father’s death in 2011. The city-state of 5.5 million serves as neutral turf for both sides, since it has security partnerships with the U.S., a North Korean embassy and strong ties with China. (With a report from Bloomberg)

 

 
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