Top N. Korea official visits US team's Sentosa hotel

Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel. At about 9.40am yesterday, he was seen leaving the Fullerton in a black Merced
Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, flew into Singapore on Monday night and is believed to be staying at The Fullerton Hotel. At about 9.40am yesterday, he was seen leaving the Fullerton in a black Mercedes-Benz. He spent the morning at an unspecified location.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

Kim Jong Un's de facto chief of staff believed to have been involved in high-level talks

Mr Kim Chang Son, the de facto chief of staff of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, spent a few hours yesterday at the Capella Singapore hotel on Sentosa, where he is believed to have been involved in high-level meetings ahead of the Trump-Kim summit on June 12.

The Straits Times understands that an American delegation, led by White House deputy chief of staff for operations Joe Hagin, is staying at the Capella.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'Top N. Korea official visits US team's Sentosa hotel'. Print Edition | Subscribe