New Delhi, June 11: United States president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet one-on-one at the historic Singapore Summit on Tuesday. According to a report, after a handshake scheduled for 9 am at the exclusive Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island tomorrow, the two world leaders will first meet one on one with translators in a session that could last up to two hours before they open the meeting to their respective advisers.
Earlier in the day, the US president met Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong. The duo shared a warm handshake in front of cameras before they began their meeting at the Istana. Trump, in his presidential state car nicknamed ‘The Beast’, left the Shangri-La Hotel with his delegation at about 11.45 AM for the working lunch at the Istana or presidential palace, reports The Straits Times.
He was accompanied by a convoy of more than 30 vehicles. Trump’s delegation include National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
Trump also expressed his excitement on micro-blogging site Twitter, saying,”Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air!”
On Sunday night, the US President arrived in Singapore after Kim reached the island city-state aboard an Air China plane. Notably, this is Kim’s first-known trip outside Northeast Asia since taking power in 2011.
(With agency inputs)