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The relative speed with which state media reported on Kim's arrival suggests a some confidence that the meeting will go well - or at least well enough. Pompeo also met with Kim's senior adviser Kim Yong Chol in NY and Washington, D.C.
The North has presented Kim's sudden diplomatic overtures to the country's neighbours and the United States as a logical next step and completion of his plan to develop a credible nuclear deterrent in response to what Pyongyang says is a policy of "nuclear blackmail" by Washington.
Here's what we know about who's on the ground in Singapore for the North Korean delegation. However, the outcome is hardly decided, with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisting that sanctions against North Korea will remain in place until the country abandons its nuclear weapons capability.
Singapore is one of the few countries that have diplomatic relations with both the U.S. and North Korea.
Home for thousand of journalists for the summit.
Before flying to Singapore, Mr. Trump was in Canada for the G-7 summit with leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.K. All seven leaders had worked out a joint statement stressing the importance of a rules-based worldwide trading system.
Trump, asked last week if Rodman had been invited to Singapore, said: "No, he wasn't".
The secrecy of the North Korean leader's health is, apparently, paramount.
As anticipation for his historic summit with North Korea has ratcheted up, salesman in chief Donald Trump has done something out of character: ratcheted expectations down. At left is Kim Young Nam, the president of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of North Korea, Feb. 12, 2018. That day, he and the president ended up meeting for over an hour.
Kim's Diplomatic Win Just meeting with Trump will be a diplomatic accomplishment for Kim, who has emerged from isolation in recent months and rapidly increased his outreach to other world leaders.
Speaking on the eve of the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, he said that preparatory talks between officials on both sides to narrow differences were advancing more quickly than expected.
From there, the two leaders will head to a one-on-one meeting accompanied only by translators, then to a second bilateral meeting with more participants, and finally to a working lunch.
In an op-ed, the Washington Post emphasises how the U.S. president "has shown an ability to develop seemingly good relationships with some world leaders, and then to undermine them with unexpected words or actions". Choe Son Hui had a brush with the spotlight a few weeks ago after drafting the statement calling Vice President Pence "ignorant and stupid".