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Wednesday 17 October 2018

North Korean plane lands in Singapore ahead of Kim-Trump summit

Kim Jong Un is set to meet on Tuesday with Donald Trump in what is shaping up to be one of the most unusual summits in modern history.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are due to meet on Tuesday (Evan Vucci/AP/Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are due to meet on Tuesday (Evan Vucci/AP/Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

A plane thought to be carrying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has arrived in Singapore ahead of his summit with US President Donald Trump.

The jet landed at the airport on Sunday afternoon local time amid huge security precautions on the city-state island.

Mr Kim is set to meet on Tuesday with Mr Trump in what is shaping up to be one of the most unusual summits in modern history.

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A police officer guards the entrance of the international media centre in Singapore (Wong Maye-E/AP)

Despite the initial high stakes of a meeting meant to rid North Korea of its nuclear weapons, the talks have been portrayed by Mr Trump in recent days more as a get-to-know-each-other meeting.

He has also raised the possibility of further summits.

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