Kim Jong Un arrives in Singapore to take part in historic summit meeting with Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore today afternoon to take part in the historic summit meeting with US President Donald Trump. Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Education Ong Ye Kung welcomed Kim Jong Un at the Changi Airport.

The eyes of the whole world are fixed on Singapore as both the leaders will meet on June 12 at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island.

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Education of Singapore Ong Ye Kung welcoming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Changi Airport.
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Minister of Education of Singapore Ong Ye Kung welcoming North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Changi Airport. Photo courtesy: Facebook page of Dr Vivian Balakrishnan

The North Korean leader is expected to stay at the St Regis Hotel and Trump at the Shangri-La, both in the Tanglin area within Singapore’s city centre.

For providing heightened security to both Sentosa and the Tanglin, both areas have been designated as enhanced special event areas by the police.

Last week, Singapore authorities also warned travellers arriving at and departing from Singapore to expect flight delays as airspace will be restricted from Sunday to Thursday.

More than 2,500 journalists have descended on Singapore to cover the event, and will be based at a media centre at the F1 pit building. 

Earlier, Kim Jong Un's private jet departed from Pyongyang Sunday morning and headed for Singapore, reported South Korea's Yonhap News Agency.

In addition to this, a plane which accompanied Kim on his recent visit to China also departed Pyongyang and headed for Singapore on Sunday.

Kim has taken only one known overseas trip by air since becoming leader in 2011 and the Ilyushin-76 cargo plane accompanied his personal Ilyushin-62M jet to Dalian in China in May.

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