North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set to leave Singapore on Tuesday night

US President Donald Trump (left) and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un taking a walk after their lunch, on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un strolling through the courtyard of Capella Singapore on June 12, 2018. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set to leave Singapore on Tuesday (June 12) between 9pm and midnight, hours after his meeting with United States President Donald Trump on the same day.

Two Air China Boeing 747 jets - including the one that flew Mr Kim to Singapore for his meeting with Mr Trump - were on their way to Changi Airport on Tuesday afternoon.

Sources told The Straits Times about Mr Kim's Tuesday departure plans, though it is not clear if the Chairman of North Korea's State Affairs Commission will be flying home on the same Air China jet or his own Soviet-made IL-62.

The IL-62 was one of three aircraft that flew to Singapore from North Korea's capital Pyongyang on Sunday.

It has been parked at Changi Airport since then, along with another North Korean cargo carrier - the IL-76 - that also arrived on Sunday.

Also Russian-made, the IL-76 is believed to have carried food items, vehicles, authorised weapons and other supplies for Mr Kim, who signed a historic agreement with Mr Trump after their summit, which began at 9am and ended at around 2pm.

The North Korean delegation comprises more than 100 people.

Mr Trump will depart Singapore from Paya Lebar Airbase at about 7pm, said the White House.

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