Trump-Kim summit: Trump to leave Singapore at 7pm on Tuesday

US President Donald Trump arriving at Paya Lebar Airbase on June 10, 2018.
US President Donald Trump arriving at Paya Lebar Airbase on June 10, 2018.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
US President Donald Trump meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on June 11, 2018.
US President Donald Trump meeting with Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana on June 11, 2018.ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN
US President Donald Trump waving to the crowds as he leaves the Istana after a working lunch with PM Lee Hsien Loong on June 11, 2018.
US President Donald Trump waving to the crowds as he leaves the Istana after a working lunch with PM Lee Hsien Loong on June 11, 2018. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be meeting at the Capella hotel in Sentosa on June 12, 2018.
US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be meeting at the Capella hotel in Sentosa on June 12, 2018. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

SINGAPORE - US President Donald Trump will depart Singapore at about 7pm local time on Tuesday (June 12) after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un earlier in the day, said the White House.

Mr Trump will meet Mr Kim, Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, on Tuesday at 9am at Sentosa's Capella hotel, it said in a statement on Monday night.

 

The two leaders will meet one-on-one for 45 minutes, following by an expanded bilateral meeting and a working lunch.

Mr Trump is expected to give a press conference at 4pm. 

Last-minute talks between US and North Korean officials were held in Singapore on Monday to prepare for the summit at Capella Singapore on Sentosa island.

"Discussions between the United States and North Korea are ongoing and have moved more quickly than expected," the White House said in the statement.

The summit will be the first between a North Korean leader and a sitting US president.

"Following the initial greeting, President Trump and Chairman Kim will participate in a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch," said the statement.

The US delegation at the meeting will include Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

 
 

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, Ambassador Sung Kim, and National Security Council senior director for Asia Matt Pottinger will attend the working lunch.

 Arriving in Singapore on Sunday, the US President met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday. During a working lunch involving delegations from Singapore and the US on Monday,  Mr Trump, who turns 72 on Thursday, was presented with a birthday cake.