Trump-Kim meeting LIVE updates: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have created history with an unprecedented summit that saw both of them shaking hands. Trump and Kim are now participating in a one-on-one meeting, after initial greeting, and only translators are reportedly present. Subsequently, there was an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch. Trump is said to leave Singapore at 8.00 pm local time on Tuesday for his country.
News agency PTI reported today that two Indian-origin ministers in Singapore – Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam – have played vital role in facilitating the Trump-Kim meeting. Balakrishnan is Singapore’s Foreign Minister. He had recently visited Washington, Pyongyang and Beijing to ensure a smooth historic meeting hosted by Singapore. Shanmugam is Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs. His responsibility was to ensure no glitches from the security point of view. Singapore is one of the very few countries of the world having bilateral relationship with both the US and North Korea.