Kim Jong Un Arrives In Singapore For Summit With Trump

Kim Jong Un Arrives In Singapore For Summit With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore, where he will sit down with the leader of the free world at an unprecedented summit.

This historic trip marks the young dictator’s fourth trip abroad since he took power and the farthest he has ever traveled from home. Since March, Kim has made two trips to China and stepped onto South Korean soil; now, Kim is, despite numerous ups and downs in the preparation process, in Singapore for an unprecedented meeting with President Donald Trump. (RELATED: Trump: North Korea Summit Is BACK ON)

Kim, traveling aboard an Air China passenger jet, landed at Singapore’s Changi airport around 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Trump is expected to arrive a few hours from now.

Upon his arrival, he boarded his personal armored Mercedes Benz and headed to the St. Regis Hotel, ironically an establishment frequented by his older half-brother Kim Jong Nam, who was murdered with a banned chemical weapon at an airport in Malaysia last year. Kim Jong Un is believed to have ordered the brutal assassination, The Washington Post reported.

Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong, who traveled aboard her brother’s personal jet — a plane known as Chammae-1 and nicknamed “Air Force Un,” arrived about an hour after her brother landed in the country. Both her and her brother’s planes arrived after a cargo plane brought over the supplies necessary for the arrival of the North’s supreme leader.

In addition to his sister, Kim is also being accompanied by foreign minister Ri Yong Ho, Ri Su Yong, who handles international affairs for the party, and Kim Yong Chol, who became the first North Korean official to visit the White House in 18 years last week.

When he arrived at the airport, Kim was greeted by Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who just recently returned from North Korea. The young despot later met Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. In less than three months, the North Korean leader has not only left his country multiple times, but he has also met three foreign leaders, namely Chinese President Xi Jinping, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and now Singapore’s prime minister.

Kim and Trump will meet for talks at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island.

Trump received, by way of South Korean diplomats, an invitation to meet the North Korean leader on March 8, and he quickly accepted. Preparations have been underway for months for what Trump called a “one-time shot” at peace and prosperity. (RELATED: Trump Agrees To Meet North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un)

“I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people,” the president said Saturday, “And he has that opportunity, and he won’t have that opportunity again.”

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