US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore, two days ahead of a much-anticipated summit that could ultimately resolve a persisting crisis in the Korean Peninsula over the North’s controversial nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan said in a Twitter posting on Sunday that he had welcomed “Chairman Kim Jong-un who has just arrived in” the Southeast Asian island country.
Kim was also welcomed by the country’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at Istana, the official residence and office of the president of Singapore.
Singapore’s Straits Times also reported that the North’s leader, wearing glasses and a dark Maoist suit, arrived in an Air China 747 that touched down at Changi Airport. Kim was accompanied by his top officials, including Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Kim Yong Chol, a close aide of Kim’s, who has been instrumental in…