"North Korea relationship, which can be attributed to their vision".
A man watches a television news screen showing US President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, at a railway station in Seoul on May 25, 2018. On the day before the meeting, weeks of preparation appeared to pick up in pace, with US and North Korean officials meeting throughout Monday at a Singapore hotel.
After taking their seats in a room where they will hold their first meeting of the day, the president briefly engaged in a question from a reporter who asked him how he was feeling.
He also shared a photo of himself and Trump and told the entire world that he's "honored" to call the president a friend.
"Past practices and prejudices were obstacles on our way forward, but we overcame all of them and are here today", Kim said.
On the eve of the summit, Trump stayed in his hotel but Kim made a decision to take a sightseeing tour of Singapore's hot spots, visiting botanical gardens at Gardens by the Bay and posing for a selfie before making a stop at Singapore's iconic three-tower Marina Bay Sands hotel.
Kim smiled broadly Sunday evening as he met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Trump's one-on-one meeting with Kim kicks off the first ever summit between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.
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Success in Singapore would see Kim making a bold decision to exchange his nukes for economic support and security assurances, according to Ryan Haas, an Asia expert at the John L Thornton China Center.
The sudden change in schedule added to a dizzying few days of foreign policy activity for Trump, who shocked USA allies over the weekend when he used a meeting of the Group of Seven industrialized economies in Canada to alienate America's closest friends in the West. Lashing out over trade practices, Trump lobbed insults at his G-7 host, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "And it's my honor to be involved".
Kim and Trump arrived in Singapore hours apart on Sunday for their much-anticipated meeting Tuesday to discuss the regime's nuclear arsenal.
The circus-like atmosphere might be amusing if the stakes weren't so high.
It's the first ever meeting between a sitting USA president and North Korean leader.
It is believed that Trump and Kim will begin with a two-hour one-on-one session with translators, before an expanded meeting that includes advisers. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the goal of the meeting was the "complete and verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula", adding that the US had not received any firm commitment from Pyongyang on exactly what the two sides would agree to.
The Associated Press reports Trump was originally scheduled to depart early Wednesday morning, however he will now leave Tuesday night after a day of meetings with Kim and other leaders of North Korea.
Singapore, the host country of the upcoming U.S.
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