DPRK’s Kim expected to arrive in Singapore on June 10: report

Saturday, 2018-06-09 07:41:41
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The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)’s leader Kim Jong-un is expected to arrive in Singapore on June 10, two days ahead of the historic talks with US President Donald Trump, a news report said on June 8.

Kim is expected to fly into Singapore's Changi airport, Reuters news agency said, citing an unidentified source.

The two leaders are expected to discuss how to get rid of DPRK's nuclear weapons in exchange for diplomatic and economic incentives from the United States.

According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, US President Donald Trump is ready to provide Pyongyang with the security assurances it seeks if the regime takes steps to dismantle its nuclear weapons program.

The top US diplomat also said, however, that relief from economic sanctions will come only after the full denuclearization of the DPRK.

Singapore will host the summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un on June 12, the first bilateral summit to be held since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Both delegations from US and DPRK have been in the small city-state nation since the end of May preparing for the historic June 12 meeting, which the White House said on June 5 would take place at the Capella Hotel, a five-star luxury resort on Sentosa Island.

As a host country, the city-state gears up for upcoming historic US - DPRK summit.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited the DPRK at the invitation of his counterpart Ri Yong Ho on June 7-8.

The DPRK’s Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho met with his Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan, and they exchanged in-depth views on further developing bilateral relations between the two countries ahead of the DPRK-US summit.

Yonhap, Xinhua, Reuters