Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un today. This is the first meeting between the two leaders.
Prime Minister Lee welcomed Chairman Kim to Singapore. Prime Minister Lee and Chairman Kim discussed Singapore-DPRK relations, developments in the DPRK and regional developments, including the recent positive developments on the Korean Peninsula. Prime Minister Lee complimented the bold and admirable decision by Chairman Kim and President of the United States (US) Donald J Trump to come together for this Summit.
Chairman Kim thanked Prime Minister Lee for Singapore’s hosting of the US-DPRK Summit. Prime Minister Lee wished Chairman Kim success for the US-DPRK Summit and expressed hope that the US-DPRK meeting will advance the prospects for peace and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the larger region.
Chairman Kim is in Singapore to attend the US-DPRK Summit with President Trump on 12 June 2018.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
10 JUNE 2018