Summit makes me proud to be Singaporean

I am a Singaporean currently away from home, but I was closely following the Trump-Kim meeting on the international news channels the past few days.

It is a historic event for the world and for our little red dot.

It is neither convenience nor coincidence that led both the United States and North Korea to pick Singapore as host.

Credit must go to our Government for its policies on foreign affairs and for cultivating relationships with these countries over the years, so that the two parties trusted us enough to meet in Singapore.

I feel nothing but pride in the fact that I am a Singaporean.

Patrick Tan Siong Kuan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Summit makes me proud to be Singaporean'. Print Edition | Subscribe