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

Daniel Fowler
June 12, 2018

On his stroll, Kim had been briefed on urban development plans.

Trump said Tuesday at the beginning of expanded discussions with aides from both countries that "We will solve a big problem" and "a big dilemma".

He said he expected the Trump-Kim summit to "go fairly well" but added, "people should not expect too much for the first time".

But he also patted the USA president's arm, in an attempt to show control over the encounter.

Kim was heard telling Trump through an interpreter: "I think the entire world is watching this moment".

While Trump and Kim search each other's eyes and words for signs of trust or deceit, the rest of the world will be watching, hoping that somehow these two unpredictable leaders can find a way to defuse one of the planet's most unsafe flashpoints.

The U.S. President earlier promised that "working together ... we will get it done".

The Royal Plaza on Scotts hotel, jumping onto the Trump-Kim summit bandwagon, gave away 250 special Trump-Kim burgers.

Trump did most of the talking, and Kim appeared to listen attentively, turning to him three times during their walk toward their meeting room.

Trump became the first sitting American president to meet a North Korean leader Tuesday when the two shook hands firmly before sitting down to talk at a resort hotel in Singapore. "A tremendous success. We will have a great relationship". "There were obstacles but we overcame them to be here". "Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy...science fiction movie".

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Earlier this morning, the tweeter-in-chief expressed his elation about being in Singapore and feeling "excitement in the air". Whether it can bring stability to the Korean peninsula is another matter. "I thought I was doing a charity event", he said.

The video portrayed North Korea abandoning its nuclear weapons and being able to adopt Western-style markets, transportation systems and joining South Korea in the modern era.

Both men sat in the hotel's library against a backdrop of North Korean and U.S. flags, with Kim beaming broadly as the USA president gave him a thumbs up.

Both Trump and Kim expressed gratitude toward each other for the meetings, and Trump said he would "absolutely" invite Kim to visit the White House.

Shanmugam is Singapore's Minister for Law and Home Affairs and he is responsible for ensuring security at the summit, the first between a sitting USA president and a North Korean top leader. "And that it's Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un makes it feel like we've gone through the looking-glass".

Mr. Trump was accompanied in a second meeting by a group of senior officials that included national security adviser John Bolton, who angered North Korea with comments suggesting it should follow the "Libya model".

But experts have expressed doubt that Pyongyang would abandon its hard-won nuclear gains after demonstrating rapid progress in their program with a series of missile and nuclear tests a year ago.

With reference to the Korean war Trump said.

Pompeo also said that Trump had called Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

USA president Donald Trump has signed three agreements with North Korea leader Kim Jong-un at a summit in Singapore today, but what is in them remains a mystery.

Meeting with staged ceremony on a Singapore island, Trump and Kim came together for a summit that seemed just unthinkable months ago, clasping hands in front of a row of alternating USA and North Korean flags, holding a one-on-one meeting, additional talks with advisers and a working lunch.

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