Trump-Kim summit: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) is welcomed by Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (AFP Photo/ROSLAN RAHMAN)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on Sunday ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump.

In the first meeting between the two leaders, Kim and Lee discussed Singapore-North Korea relations, developments in North Korea and regional developments, including the recent positive developments on the Korean Peninsula, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.

“Prime Minister Lee complimented the bold and admirable decision by Chairman (of the State Affairs Commission of North Korea) Kim and President of the United States Donald Trump to come together for this summit,” the statement said.

Kim thanked Lee for hosting the summit. Lee wished Kim success for the summit and expressed hope that it will advance the prospects for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the larger region, the statement added.

Kim, who arrived in Singapore on Sunday afternoon, is scheduled to meet Trump on Tuesday (12 June) at the Capella hotel in Sentosa.