As Donald Trump touched down into Singapore – straight off the back of a disastrous G7 Summit – the world braces for what could be a history-making meeting with North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un. ABC News reported ahead of the event that the two political leaders would see each other in a one-on-one meeting.
“President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s historic meeting will begin with a one-on-one encounter, a White House official confirmed to reporters in Singapore Monday. The official declined to say how long the first meeting is expected to last, but said it will take place prior to an expanded meeting where U.S. and North Korean officials would be in attendance. ”
As expected the news generated concerns over what would occur in the meeting. With only their translators with them, it is believed that the pair could talk about anything and everything, with the ability to spin and twist what ever they like to the public. Donald Trump is also said to be entering the summit completely unprepared after refusing several briefings on the North Korean culture, weapons program or the overall psychology of Kim.
“I don’t think I have to prepare very much…I have been preparing for this summit for a long time. This will not just be a photo-op, this will be at a minimum, a start with perhaps a good relationship and that’s very important toward the ultimate making of a deal”, stated Trump in a press conference.
Kim is known to be impulsive and unpredictable and being the first time that the two head of states will meet, the unknown risks are high. It is agreed that the Senate should demand any agreement Trump makes be in the form of a treaty, which would then require that body’s sign-off to prevent any irrational and fast decisions made by either side.
From the summit, we will likely achieve an end to the Korean War as well as the destroying of some nuclear test sites – here’s hoping.