DPRK-US SUMMIT

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Added On June 12, 2018

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U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore Sunday evening.

According to a press release from Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trump will meet with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

Meanwhile, Kim Jong Un, chairman of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) and chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) had arrived in Singapore earlier on Sunday and has met with Lee Hsien Loong.

The meeting is scheduled to take place at the Capella Hotel on Singapore's Sentosa Island. It will be the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a DPRK top leader.

South Korea's presidential Blue House said on Sunday that it expects a positive outcome from the upcoming summit between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States. 

SOUNDBITE(ENGLISH): LI XINYING, CNC CORRESPONDENT

”The on-and-off-and-back on DPRK-US Summit seems to move on to the right track for its big day, as the media center officially opened on Sunday, with thousands of reporters around the world gathered here.

The media center is located at the Formula 1 Pit Building near the Marina Bay, with an area of 23,000 square meters and is in close proximity to the F1 race track.

However, the build up to the DPRK-US Summit has not been fast and furious like the Formula 1 races, the entire preparation process has been a little bit slow.

The decades-long confrontation and distrust between the two countries and their different ideals on denuclearization have have led to several changes and uncertainty regarding the summit.

President Trump refers to the summit as a “get to know you meeting” and pinpointed the good will showed by the DPRK after receiving a letter from the White House to help get the summit get back on track.

There are still uncertainties ahead, but one thing is for sure, the summit itself is historic and symbolic.