Opposites, rivals, heirs, negotiators: Trump and Kim

Mr Kim and Mr Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for what will be the first-ever summit, set to held on Tuesday (June 12), between a leader of North Korea and a sitting United States president.

On Sunday evening Kim met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

In the historic meeting between Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) on April 27, the North Korean leader was seen heading back to the northern side of the border for lunch session and was accompanied by 12 running bodyguards beside Kim's black limousine vehicle.

Kim arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport after his longest trip overseas as head of state, wearing his trademark dark "Mao suit" and distinctive high-cut hairstyle. After shaking hands with Singapore's foreign minister, Kim sped through the streets in a limousine, two large North Korean flags fluttering on the hood, surrounded by other black vehicles with tinted windows and bound for the luxurious and closely guarded St. Regis Hotel.

Trump took office having been warned by President Obama that North Korea would be his gravest challenge, and tensions boiled nearly immediately as Pyongyang began a barrage of missile tests during Trump's first months in office.

Still, even as he turned his attention to the summit, Trump continued his blistering attacks on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Monday, saying "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

During the meeting, the two leaders are expected to discuss ways to promote peace on the Korean peninsula and whether North Korea is willing to give up its nuclear weapons program.

But there are doubts denuclearisation of North Korea is achievable in the short term.

Since then, USA and North Korean diplomats have been trying to bridge the gap between the two countries' definition of denuclearization.

"We have had substantive and detailed meetings to date, including this morning with the North Koreans", he said.

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Throughout the summit, photographers captured photos of the tension between Trump and other world leaders. Trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out. that's what bad faith Justin Trudeau did".

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Huntsman was discussing Donald Trump's arrival and his meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un scheduled in Singapore. Now let's all move on to things that actually matter". "It's never going to be there again", Trump said on Saturday.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that veteran diplomat Sung Kim is leading the USA delegation in a working group meeting Monday at the city-state's Ritz Carlton hotel. He released a photograph from inside the room of North Korean vice foreign minister Choi Sun-hee smiling across the table at the U.S. lead negotiator, the Philippines ambassador Sung Kim.

He said his perception of Kim - a "bad guy with nuclear weapons" - had improved considerably following his two meetings with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the border truce village of Panmunjom. However, the South Carolina Republican noted that he is "not here to spread democracy" or to unite the North with South Korea.

Whether they could agree to a draft document will likely determine whether Kim and Trump can sign a tangible "outcome" at the summit.

In the lead up to the summit, North Korea rejected any unilateral nuclear disarmament, and KCNA's reference to denuclearisation of the peninsula has historically meant that Pyongyang wants the United States to remove its "nuclear umbrella" protecting South Korea and Japan.

Korean Studies Institute director David Kang said: "The most we can hope to get out of this is that Kim and Trump find that they can have some working relationship".

"I think that was a very shrewd move on Kim Jong Un's part", Terry said.

Mr Trump's first year in office was marked by bitter exchanges between himself and Mr Kim - as North Korea conducted several ballistic missile tests in defiance of the global community.

Asked Saturday what the benchmark of success is for the summit, he said, "At a minimum, I do believe, at least we'll have met each other". It brings the president more in line with veteran diplomats who have dealt with North Korea and know firsthand the difficulty of extracting verifiable concessions, and it helps ensure that - whatever happens on Tuesday - the president can tout it as a win.

President says he will meet with North Korea in Singapore.

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