North Korean leader, Singapore’s PM discuss Korean Peninsula situation

US President Donald Trump smiles in front of a cake during an advanced birthday celebration at his meeting with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the Istana ahead of a summit between North Korea and the US Singapore

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South Koreans are divided on generational and political lines about Tuesday's summit between the North's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump.

Kim Jong Un departed Pyongyang Sunday in an Air China Boeing 747 plane for a 10-hour flight to Singapore.

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan (Bal-a-krish-nan) says Kim went to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore on Monday night.

"The discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected", the White House said in a statement.

Not only have Korean Central TV, KCNA news agency and newspaper Rodong Sinmun published reports on the trip to Singapore, they have also told North Koreans the exact goal of the visit - to meet the president of the United States.

Trump landed in Singapore a little after 8:30 p.m. local time for the highly-anticipated meeting with the North Korean leader, which is set to take place on Tuesday.

Kim is meeting Trump on Tuesday for a historic summit aimed at discussing the future of his nuclear program.

Last year it carried out by far its most powerful nuclear test to date and launched missiles capable of reaching the US mainland, sending tensions soaring to a level unseen in years as a newly-elected Trump traded threats of war and colorful personal insults with Kim, with Trump dubbed a "dotard" and Kim "Little Rocket Man".

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Kim's Diplomatic Win Just meeting with Trump will be a diplomatic accomplishment for Kim, who has emerged from isolation in recent months and rapidly increased his outreach to other world leaders. But U.S. officials have since avoided such lofty declarations. Trump and Kim planned to meet one-on-one for most of an hour- joined only by translators.

"I can only say this", Pompeo said.

North Korea has said it is willing to commit to denuclearisation, but that term is open to interpretation.

"It's unknown territory in the truest sense but I really feel confident", Trump said.

Choi Ho-chul, a 73-year-old former bank employee, said he doubts the North would give up nuclear weapons, which he said were a "means to control its population".

The official did not rule out the possibility that additional activities could be added to tomorrow's schedule, beyond the two planned meetings with Kim, ABC News' Jordyn Phelps reports.

This time they had it a bit easier, though - as the North Korean leader preferred to walk nonchalantly, enjoying the evening and clearly not being in a hurry.

Trump, asked last week if Rodman had been invited to Singapore, said: "No, he wasn't". "We were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit, and I would like to thank you for that", Kim, speaking through an interpreter, told Lee.

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