Kim Jong-un's bodyguards jog by auto in Singapore

Kim Jong-un's bodyguards jog by auto in Singapore

Concrete barricades have been erected outside St Regis Singapore hotel which is within the zoned security area.

The plane carrying President Donald Trump arrives at Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore.

Kim, who met Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday after arriving, thanked him for hosting the event.

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'The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) and the United States of America, and thanks to your honest efforts. we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit, ' Kim told Lee through an interpreter. There was no official word that Kim had left the country Sunday and arrived in Singapore, hours before Trump.

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During the media interview, Mr Lee said that Singapore had committed a lot of resources to the summit's logistics and security because of the profile of the meeting and the nature of what is being discussed.

Trump insisted last week that the summit would "not be just a photo op", saying it would help craft a "good relationship" that would lead to a "process" that could result in the "ultimate making of a deal".

He added in addition to using bulletproof vehicles, North Korea's security detail would likely deploy layers of protection surrounding the summit venue and try to divert attention from Kim Jong Un's auto whenever he moves.

In return, Kim, said to be in his mid-thirties, called Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard". This has included backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation. The North Korean leadership, including Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui has also taunted Washington, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy".

It's Kim's pursuit of nuclear weapons that gives his meeting with Trump such high stakes.

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Other than meeting fans, the pair also spoke with local and global media, many of whom had arrived in Singapore ahead of the summit tomorrow. Trump canceled the summit last month after both sides exchanged criticism but then revived the summit after tensions cooled. However, he took a U-turn soon and said the White House was proceeding with the preparations for the summit.

When he previously appeared at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea with the same Donald Trump lookalike, he was escorted out by security after waving and dancing in front of North Korea's cheerleaders. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again", Trump said.

Lee will also meet with Trump ahead of Tuesday's summit, which is slated to begin at 9:00 A.M. local time (9:00 P.M. Monday night Eastern time). North Korea saw that as a threat - Libya's leader Muammar Gaddafi was ultimately overthrown and killed after doing a deal with the U.S. "This is a very major operation because it's a high-profile meeting and we can not afford to have anything go wrong", he added. Create peace and great prosperity for his land. "I very much look forward to it", he said.

Trump arrived a few hours after Kim on Air Force One, directly from a tumultuous G7 summit in Quebec, which ended in a bitter personal exchange between the United States president and the host, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

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