North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will discuss a “new” relationship between his country and the United States at the upcoming summit with U.S. President Donald Trump, the state-run Korean Central News Agency said Monday.
Kim and Trump will also exchange views at their Tuesday meeting on building a “permanent and durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula” and realizing denuclearization, KCNA said.
It said Kim left Pyongyang for Singapore on Sunday, marking the first time North Korea’s official media has reported that the first-ever summit between the two countries will take place in the city-state.
Kim was accompanied by officials such as North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho, Kim’s sister and close aide Kim Yo Jong, and Kim Yong Chol, a senior ruling party official who held talks with Trump at the White House earlier this month, KCNA said.
At the outset of a meeting Sunday with Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the North Korea leader touted Tuesday’s summit as “historic.”
“The entire world is watching,” Kim told Lee.
The KCNA report also mentioned that Kim used a Chinese plane to fly to Singapore instead of his private jet.