Trump and Kim arrive in Singapore for historic summit

BY: bbc.com
Trump and Kim arrive in Singapore for historic summit
Donald Trump arrived in Singapore after a controversial G7 summit in Canada

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have arrived in Singapore for their historic summit.

Mr Trump flew in aboard Air Force One, a few hours after Mr Kim touched down with his entourage.

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Their meeting - the first between a leader from the North and a sitting US president - will take place on Tuesday on the resort island of Sentosa.

Mr Trump described it as a "one-time shot" at peace and said the two were in "unknown territory".


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Kim Jong-un arrived ahead of US President Donald Trump

The US hopes the summit will kick-start a process that eventually sees Mr Kim give up nuclear weapons.

The two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months, trading insults and threatening war before abruptly changing tack and moving towards a face-to-face meeting.

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Mr Kim met Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong after he arrived. Mr Trump is also due to meet Prime Minister Lee before the summit begins.