Kim summit to cost Singapore 'around $20 million': PM Lee

13 June, 2018, 01:22 | Author: Irene Delgado
  • Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman and Chris Volo right arrive at Singapore's Changi Airport on Tuesday

"Today we had a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind", the North Korean leader said. "And if we're not willing to do that, we're not going to get a good deal", Graham said, complementing the global community - including China and Russian Federation - for standing behind Trump in regards to sanctions on North Korea.

Mr Trump said the pair had made "a lot of progress".

Neither Trump nor Kim gave any indication about the contents of the document, though the president said he would elaborate for the media later Tuesday.

When Business Insider asked Catherine Killough, a former official in the US State Department's Office of Korean Affairs and now a fellow at global security foundation Ploughshares Fund, what she sees as the biggest risk of a one-on-one meeting between Trump and Kim is, Killough focused on the lack of record.

Kim and Trump have also agreed to work together on the recovery of remains of soldiers from both sides who died in the Korean war. They walked outside together after the lunch, stopping briefly to look at the USA president's special limousine. They then resumed their walk.

"You'll be seeing everything in a little while", Trump said, speaking to reporters on Singapore's Sentosa island.

The event-specific symbol features what appears to be a high-five between a hand representing the US president and one representing the North Korean dictator known for executing his political enemies and exiling large swaths of his nation to prison camps, where they face starvation and torture.

The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

Trump and Kim emerged from the lunch meeting for another photo op, strolling the grounds of the scenic hotel and Trump telling reporters, "We're going to a signing now", without elaborating about the content of the agreement.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan was on hand to receive Mr Trump, just as he had earlier in the day welcomed Mr Kim at Changi Airport.

At his news conference following the summit, Mr. Trump did not elaborate immediately on the agreement he had reached with Kim, but said North Korea was a nation with "tremendous potential and I think he understands that and I think he wants to do the right thing". "Very, very good. Good relationship".

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Mr Lee also wished Mr Kim success for the summit, and expressed the hope that it would improve prospects for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the wider region.

"We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace", he said.

Rodman said he was "naive when I went over there".

Accompanying Trump were White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor John Bolton, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The two leaders met for about 40 minutes and were joined only by interpreters.

Tuesday's summit, which began about 9:00am local time (01:00 GMT) and ended with the signing shortly before 2:00pm (06:00 GMT), was punctuated by handshakes, smiles and upbeat comments from both Trump and Kim.

Dessert included dark chocolate tartlet and Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream.

As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice".

The United States is prepared to provide North Korea "unique" security guarantees if it undertakes "complete verifiable and irreversible" denuclearisation, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said on Monday.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source has said.

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