Denuclearisation on Trump/Kim summit agenda

Kim Jong Un will discuss denuclearisation with Donald Trump at their Singapore summit, North Korean state media has confirmed.

KCNA said the pair would discuss a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism” on the Korean Peninsula and other issues of mutual concern on Tuesday.

The report also said Mr Kim was accompanied by his foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, defencee minister No Kwang Chol and his sister Kim Yo Jong.

Both parties have both arrived in Singapore ahead of an historic detente between Washington and Pyongyang, who have technically been at war for more than six decades.

The talks will be the first between a US and North Korean leader and will mark a sharp turnaround in the status of Mr Kim from international pariah to global player.

ust a few months ago, he and Mr Trump had been at loggerheads – trading insults and threats over Pyongyang’s nuclear missile programme.

Asked by a reporter how he is feeling about the summit after touching down, Mr Trump said: “Very good.”

Mr Trump arrived aboard Air Force One just a few hours after Mr Kim, who has only publicly left his country three times since taking power back in 2011.

His visit to Singapore is his longest trip overseas as head of state.

Mr Kim met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong shortly after landing and said Singapore’s role would be recorded in history if the summit was a success.

Mr Trump has said he will “know within a minute” if the North Korean leader is serious.

The White House has claimed credit for bringing Mr Kim to the table through a concerted campaign of tough economic sanctions, diplomatic efforts and the threat of military action.

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