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    Beijing Provided Aircraft for North Korean Delegation's Flight to Singapore

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    BEIJING (Sputnik) - Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang confirmed that the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration ensured the transportation of the North Korean delegation to Singapore, the venue of the upcoming summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump.

    "At the request of the North Korean side, the Chinese Civil Aviation Administration provided relevant services to the North Korean delegation, which headed to Singapore," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said at a briefing.

    The Chinese diplomat refused to reveal more details on the conditions under which the aircraft had been provided.

    READ MORE: Kim Jong-un Arrived for Singapore Summit (PHOTO, VIDEO)

    The North Korean delegation led by Kim arrived in Singapore on June 10 ahead of a historic summit with the United States scheduled for June 12, which will become the first-ever meeting between heads of state from the two countries.

    Last week, South Korean media reported that Kim used a plane belonging to a Chinese airline, operating flights of the country's high-ranking officials, to get to Singapore.

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