Trump-Kim summit a boost to Singapore's standing

The choice of Singapore as the venue for the Trump-Kim meeting is being described as a diplomatic coup for the Republic.
The choice of Singapore as the venue for the Trump-Kim meeting is being described as a diplomatic coup for the Republic.PHOTO: LIN ZHAOWEI FOR THE STRAITS TIMES
PROFESSOR CHAN HENG CHEE
PROFESSOR CHAN HENG CHEE
VETERAN DIPLOMAT ONG KENG YONG
VETERAN DIPLOMAT ONG KENG YONG

Singapore will solidify its reputation as a politically neutral and secure place by hosting the historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12, said foreign policy experts.

Mr Trump confirmed Singapore would host the meeting in a tweet last Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 13, 2018, with the headline 'Summit a boost to S'pore's standing'. Subscribe