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Final preparations for US-N.Korean summit

Final preparations for US-N.Korean summit

A "changed era" had come about, it said.

It also offered a list of Pyongyang's talking points, saying Kim and Trump will exchange "wide-ranging and profound views" on establishing a new relationship, the issue of building a "permanent and durable peace mechanism" and realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Seoul says improved inter-Korean relations are important because North Korea wouldn't be willing to give up its nuclear weapons unless it feels its security has been assured. He has only publicly left his country three times since taking power after his father's death in late 2011 — traveling twice to China and once across his shared border with the South to the southern part of the Demilitarized Zone for recent summits with the leaders of China and South Korea, respectively.

Despite the White House's "maximum pressure" campaign, the North remained defiant and carried out its sixth nuclear test in September 2017.

The US president has said he hasn't prepped much for these talks.

Their meeting, which will be held at the city-state's Capella Hotel, will mark the first time a North Korean leader has met with a sitting U.S. president.

"Excitement in the air!" he wrote in a tweet.

Police blocked roads outside Changi's VIP complex hours before Kim's arrival.

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He was greeted by Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan as he stepped off his plane.

The U.S. has called for the North's complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization, while Pyongyang hopes to get rewards and relief from tough sanctions in the process of its denuclearization. He initially touted the potential for a grand bargain with North Korea to rid itself of a nuclear missile programme that has advanced rapidly to threaten the United States. This has included backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation.

Trump said Saturday that his upcoming meet with Kim will be a "one-time shot" to do something good for North Korean people. While Kim is staying at the St Regis Hotel that has been converted into a fortress ahead of June 12, Trump is reportedly staying at Shangri-La Hotel.

The agency suggested that in Singapore, Yachi might hold a meeting with Trump's national security adviser John Bolton.

Trump is to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday while Kim has no official agenda.

Apart from the presence of the two global leaders in Singapore, the reason behind putting a heightened security in place is also that Kim faces a massive amount of global criticism due to his high-handed regime and records of human rights abuse. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty.

A procession of North Korean officials - including his younger sister Kim Yo Jong - arrived shortly afterward.

Since Kim made a decision to reach out through diplomatic means to the South in January of this year, he has signaled that he is prepared to accept certain aspects of the US-South Korea military alliance.

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