Singapore PM says Trump-Kim summit costs $20 million to host

SINGAPORE (JUNE 10, 2018) (MEDIACORP) – The total cost of hosting a historic summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be around $20 million, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Sunday (June 10), adding the city state is willing to bear the expense.

Lee made the comments before holding a bilateral meeting with Kim at his office in Istana. He is also expected to hold talks with Trump on Monday (June 11).

When Trump and Kim meet on the resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday (June 12).

At stake at the summit are North Korea’s nuclear weapons and peace on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea spent decades developing nuclear weapons, culminating in the test of a thermonuclear device in 2017. It also successfully tested missiles that had enough range to reach the U.S. mainland, according to its state media.

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  • Southeast Asia
  • Kim Jong-un
  • Singapore
  • North Korea–United States summit

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