‘Profound talks’: North Korean media hail Kim-Trump summit

Members of the local and international press pass through a security check after arriving at the media center ahead of the arrivals of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

Image Reporters pass through a security check after arriving at the media centre

US President Donald Trump is forecasting a "nice" outcome for his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, who spent his last day before the summit out of view.

No details were given on any possible progress in preliminary talks between aides at the talks. It's historic because no USA president has ever met a North Korean leader.

Asked Saturday what the benchmark of success is for the summit, he said, "At a minimum, I do believe, at least we'll have met each other". Both leaders are set to meet at Capella, which is on Sentosa, Singapore's resort island.

Trump told reporters the Singapore summit is "really a get-to-know-you kind of situation".

Singapore knows how to handle events like this, however historic they may be.

Probably. In fact, Trump has been doing quite a bit of this lately. "It's not a one meeting deal", he said. More recently, Trump has suggested he will raise human rights issues with Kim. He continued to tweet angrily at Trudeau from Singapore, saying Monday "Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal".

He's also repeatedly expressed his support for a meeting between Trump and Kim - even offering to facilitate it or serve as an ambassador of sorts.

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Bringing the Korean War to a formal end 65 years after hostilities ceased will also be on the table at the first-ever summit between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president of its "imperialist enemy". Two other aircrafts, one carrying several "essential" items for Kim such as a bullet-proof limousine and portable toilet, also departed within the same hour as the one carrying Kim.

Top members of Trump's administration have said that the North Koreans wouldn't receive any benefits before taking steps to denuclearize - wary of falling into the same predicament that doomed previous agreements with the rogue regime. The U.S. keeps about 30,000 troops in South Korea and has a military alliance that guarantees its security.

Olivia Enos, policy analyst with the Asian Studies Center at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, said "a successful summit would move beyond mere statements about denuclearisation". They will be joined only by translators and will spend a couple of hours before admitting their close advisers to the meeting.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly about internal deliberations and insisted on anonymity.

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