Mr Trump waves as he heads to his hotel (Picture: PA).
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Trump And Kim Jong Un Arrive In Singapore Ahead Of Summit

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have arrived in Singapore ahead of their historic summit...

Mr Trump waves as he heads to his hotel (Picture: PA).

President Trump waves as he heads to his hotel in Singapore (Picture: PA). 

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have arrived in Singapore ahead of their historic summit. 

Mr Trump arrived in Singapore on Air Force One from Canada where he met with other world leaders during the G7 summit. 

He said he felt "very good" before going to his hotel.

Earlier, Mr Kim landed in Singapore where he shook hands with Singapore's Foreign Minister before heading to the guarded St Regis Hotel in a limousine. 

Mr Kim shakes hands with the Singapore Prime Minister (Picture: PA).
Mr Kim shakes hands with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Picture: PA).

Mr Kim met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday evening.

Mr Kim told Mr Lee through an interpreter:

"The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts... we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit."

Mr Trump is set to meet with Mr Lee later today.

Mr Trump and Mr Kim are set to meet on Tuesday morning in the first summit of its kind between a North Korean leader and a sitting US President. 

US and North Korean officials have met to make final preparations ahead of the summit between the leaders. 

A US official said the two leaders will first meet one-on-one with translators in a session that could last up to two hours before they open the meeting to their respective advisers. 

The summit is expected to focus on North Korea giving up its nuclear weapons, although Mr Trump has admitted it may take more than one meeting to do so.

A North Korea missile launch (Picture: PA).
The summit is expected to focus on the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula (Picture: PA).

Recent discussions between Mr Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-In has led to the North agreeing to the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. 

Experts believe the North is on the brink of being able to reach US mainland with nuclear-armed missiles.

Although there is scepticism over Mr Kim giving up his nuclear programme, some hope that diplomacy can replace the animosity between the two nations. 

Mr Trump has raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement to ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty.

China and South Korea would have to sign off any legal treaty. 

Mr Kim with Mr Moon in a previous meeting (Picture: PA).
Mr Kim with Mr Moon in a previous meeting (Picture: PA).

Pyongyang says it is willing to deal away its entire nuclear programme if the US provides reliable security assurances and other benefits. 

Any nuclear deal is likely to depend on North Korea's willingness to allow outside inspections of the country's warheads and nuclear fuel, which is likely to be kept in complex underground facilities.

Previous nuclear deals have stalled over the North's refusal to open its door to outsiders.

Another possibility from the summit is a deal to end the Korean War, which will presumably see US troops leave the Korean Peninsula. 

Although fighting in the Korean War ended in 1953, it sill technically continues today because an armistice to stop fighting was signed rather than a peace treaty. 

It's believed that the meeting with Mr Trump will provide Mr Kim and North Korea with a long-held desire to be considered as a global power. 

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