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    The North Korean Motorcade carrying leader Kim Jong Un travels down Singapore's Orchard Boulevard on its way to the St Regis Hotel Sunday, June 10, 2018. Kim arrived Sunday in Singapore ahead of one of the most unusual summits in recent world history, a sit-down Tuesday with U.S. President Donald Trump

    Singapore's PM Meets Trump Ahead of North Korea Summit

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    SINGAPORE (Sputnik) - On Monday US President Donald Trump met with his Singaporean counterpart Prime Minister Lee Hsien Long ahead of the upcoming summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.

    Trump and Lee are meeting privately at the Istana, the prime minister's office and residence, for one-on-one talks before attending a working lunch with senior aides.

    Lee met earlier on Sunday with Kim to discuss regional developments and wish the North Korean success in his highly anticipated summit with Trump.

    "We discussed developments on the Korean Peninsula, as well as in the region. I complimented him on his decision to meet President Trump, and wished him a successful summit and a good stay in Singapore," Lee said in a Facebook post on Sunday after meeting with Kim.

    Trump and Kim will meet on Tuesday at 9 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) for talks on denuclearization. The summit was made possible after a significant thaw in tensions on the Korean Peninsula.

    The US-North Korean summit will mark the first-ever meeting of sitting leaders of the two countries.


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