How President Donald Trump can make the most of the Korea summit

The two leaders are due to meet on Tuesday at the Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa to discuss peace and denuclearisation, in the first-ever meeting between a North Korean leader and a sitting USA president.

The quick succession of combative G7 meetings and his arrival in Singapore for a summit with North Korea's dictator set up a striking contrast best captured by a pair of tweets Trump issued after leaving Canada in which he slammed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "very dishonest & weak" and reneged on United States plans to sign a joint communique with the G7 leaders.

"I feel confident Kim Jong-un wants to do something great for his people", Trump said, adding that, "he won't have this opportunity again".

Trump is to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday while Kim has no official agenda.

Earlier on Sunday, Trump's Air Force One landed at Paya Lebar Air Base in the central east of Singapore after undertaking a 17-hour long flight from Quebec Canada where he attended the G7 summit.

She said the USA delegation would be led by Sung Kim, a veteran diplomat who recently held talks with North Korean officials.

Trump said last week that Rodman had not been invited to Singapore.

Police have stepped up security around "special event areas" such as the summit's venue on Sentosa Island, and hotels where Trump and Kim are expected to stay.

Concerns that the summit would not take place have turned out to be baseless, however, as the primaries have arrived or are set to arrive in Singapore and everything appears to be on or ahead of schedule.

Pompeo said at a White House press briefing on June 7 that Trump won't budge on anything less than the complete denuclearization of North Korea.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have both arrived in Singapore ahead of a landmark summit aimed at ending a nuclear stand-off that has threatened to escalate into armed conflict.

The North invaded the South in 1950 and the ensuing war pitted US-led United Nations troops backing Seoul against Pyongyang's forces which were aided by China.

A US official says Monday that the leaders will meet for up to two hours before an expanded bilateral meeting with their respective advisers.

In March, Mr Trump surprised the world by accepting an invitation from Mr Kim - delivered via Seoul - to meet in person.

"He would be there, he would be running his country, his country would be very rich", Trump said in May, noting that Libya "was a much different model" and not applicable in this case.

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey says: "To the extent that Kim Jong Un has already gone from worldwide pariah to being normalized internationally, you have to say that he's had some success here".

Kim smiled broadly in the meeting Sunday evening.

Speaking to reporters in Canada, Trump called his talks with Kim a "one-time shot" for the North's young ruler.


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