UN allowed Singapore to bring in limos for Trump-Kim Summit: MFA

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ferried around Singapore in a convoy of Mercedes-Benz cars that the North Koreans shipped in for the summit in June 2018.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was ferried around Singapore in a convoy of Mercedes-Benz cars that the North Koreans shipped in for the summit in June 2018.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore had received a general exemption from United Nations (UN) sanctions on North Korea for activities during the Trump-Kim Summit last June, allowing for luxury items such as Mercedes-Benz cars to be brought in by the North Korean delegation.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) also told The Straits Times on Friday (March 15) that a study visit to Singapore last year by North Korean port authorities was a "specific follow-up" from the summit, and in no way contributed to North Korea's proliferation activities.

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