A meeting is almost certainly due to take place between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump in Singapore, where VIP security and other preparatory measures have been underway.
South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Sunday that Kim’s Ilyushin-62M private jet departed Pyongyang airport, and a cargo plane that had accompanied the North Korean leader on his recent visit to China had also left earlier in the day, both likely headed for Singapore.
Singapore’s Straits Times newspaper reported later on Sunday that Kim had arrived in the country.
If everything goes according to plan, Trump and Kim will meet at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday in the first ever US-North Korea summit.
But the high-stakes meeting remains subject to Trump’s temper. Formerly, the US president has several times threatened to scrap his plans for the summit, has once cancelled it, and has then reinstated it…