As summit nears, South Koreans in Singapore dare to dream of peace

As summit nears, South Koreans in Singapore dare to dream of peace

MORE on Saturday tweeted that he hoped for a "truly wonderful result" to come out of his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after leaving the Group of Seven (G-7) summit in Canada early for Singapore, where the meeting is expected to take place.

"It's unknown territory in the truest sense but I really feel confident", Trump said as he prepared to leave the ongoing G7 summit in Canada.

The Japanese prime minister will have been encouraged by Trump's insistence - during a joint Rose Garden press conference - that the summit will be only the start of a process and his vow to raise the issue of Japanese abductees in the North.

Since the summit was revived by Trump last week, there has been scant mention about Trump or the meeting in the North's tightly controlled propaganda outlets.

"At a minimum, I do believe, at least we'll have met each other", Trump said, adding later that "hopefully, we will have liked each other".

Trump delivered off-script comments as he was leaving a G-7 summit in Canada, a meeting at which he was at odds with USA allies on issues such as trade.

"I think that he's going to surprise on the upside", Trump said, adding that it "may not work out". However, the USA president noted that G8 format was more meaningful than G7, adding that he would be positive if Russian Federation returns in the bloc. "Both the American as well as the North Koreans are pleased with the arrangements, we're all set to go and things will start happening within the next 24 hours".

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"I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people", Trump said. The president said at a press briefing in Quebec that his relationships with the other highly industrialized nations in the G-7 are all very strong despite disagreements over recent US tariffs.

"I think it would be an asset to have Russian Federation in", he said. "When the government says, there is prosperity in terms of food and rice, we see it ourselves and see that there is a drought and there is no food for us", Kim said.

Reports of Kim's latest on-site inspection came as Pyongyang's media have kept mum on the recent US visit by his right-hand man, Kim Yong-chol, for a rare meeting with Trump at the White House.

The Singapore City condominium in Dandong, the main gateway into North Korea in northeastern China, is celebrating its strongest sales in six years thanks to property speculators who see the June 12 meeting as another sign that the reclusive state will soon be open for business.

He paid tribute to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is pro-unification, for bringing the unconventional leaders together.

"You know the way they say that you know if you're going to like somebody in the first five seconds?"

They're being told it's a new chance for peace, but not everyone in Seoul is excited about Tuesday's summit. Trump wants Kim to dismantle his nuclear arsenal entirely, thus giving up his only real deterrent and bargaining chip. "Overall, I think any agreement should require Senate approval because this gives the agreement greater domestic legitimacy as well as greater assurance to North Korea that the United States will keep its treaty commitments as long as the treaty remains valid".

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