Trump and Kim Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with Singapore’s top officials after arriving in the country on Sunday ahead of his highly anticipated meeting with U.S. President Trump on Tuesday. Singapore’s foreign minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, welcomed Kim and other North Korean officials, posting a picture on Twitter of the two shaking hands during the unprecedented visit. Kim’s motorcade made its way through Singapore’s central streets amid massive security precautions on its way to the presidential palace, with crowds of onlookers standing by to take photos as his Mercedes Benz limousine passed by. Trump arrived a short time later and was expected to be staying at the Shangri-La hotel, about 20 minutes from Sentosa. The two are reportedly planning a brief one-on-one meeting at the beginning of Tuesday’s summit in which they are expected to be accompanied only by translators, according to Bloomberg News. Trump has expressed optimism about the meeting, tweeting just before his arrival that he has a “feeling this one-time opportunity will not be wasted.”