Singapore, Jun 10 (Prensa Latina) The leader of the Democratic People " s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Kim Jong-un, arrived in this capital for the talks he will hold in two days with the US President, Donald Trump.
Before Monday, official news outlets had reported only that the two leaders planned to meet, without saying where or when or offering any other specifics.
Officers combed the city on Sunday, from the old colonial section to the modern skyscrapers to the hotel on nearby Sentosa island where Trump and Kim will actually meet.
Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
But he also made clear Kim has a "one-time shot".
The meeting was Trump's only scheduled public event today.
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The US president hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons. After their initial greeting, the leaders will head into a room for the summit.
North Korean and U.S. negotiators met in Singapore Monday for final preparations on the eve of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump, seeking to bridge the gaps over Pyongyang's nuclear arsenal. The leaders also offered lofty promises, with the American president pledged to handle a "very risky problem" and Kim forecasting "major change for the world". He initially touted the potential for a grand bargain with North Korea to rid itself of a nuclear missile programme that has advanced rapidly to threaten the United States.
The fighting ended on July 27, 1953, but the war technically continues today because instead of a difficult-to-negotiate peace treaty, military officers for the USA -led United Nations, North Korea and China signed an armistice that halted the fighting.
The convoy, thought to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, traveled at high speed through downtown Singapore on Sunday afternoon.
Lee said earlier that Singapore's government will gladly pay the $20 million it cost to host the summit.
The two leaders discussed relations between their countries, developments in North Korea and the region, including recent positive developments on the Korean peninsula, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
While a dozen North Korean journalists flanked by dozens of North Korean security men worked to capture Kim's every movement, guests in the hotel lobby were repeatedly told by Singapore police and hotel staffs not to take pictures of any North Koreans, especially Kim.
It is the farthest Kim has travelled since inheriting power in 2011, and only his third known trip outside the country since then, with the use of a Chinese plane raising questions over the state of North Korea's ageing fleet of Soviet-built aircraft. The session will be expanded to a bilateral meeting and will include advisors.