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US and N Korean leaders arrive in Singapore for historic summit

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un meeting with South Korean counterpart ahead of the historic summit with the United States.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit.

Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Kim touched down with his entourage.

Their meeting - the first between a leader from the North and a sitting US president - will take place on Tuesday on the resort island of Sentosa.

Trump has described it as a "one-time shot" at peace and said the two were in "unknown territory".

The US hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Kim give up nuclear weapons.

The two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months, trading insults and threatening war before abruptly changing tack and moving towards a face-to-face meeting.

Kim met Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he arrived.

Trump is also due to meet Lee before the summit begins.