27 Apr '18, 3pm

Why Kim may not be keen to meet Trump in Singapore

Kim Jong-un may be reluctant to travel to Singapore for his proposed summit with Donald Trump, analysts claimed, citing a range of factors including North Korea’s distant relations with the city state and his reluctance to travel by air. Following Friday’s summit between North and South Korea, the focus will shift to the proposed landmark summit, the first time a sitting US president will have met the Communist state’s leader. It is widely believed that back-channel talks have been under way in preparation for the summit which the White House has indicated will happen in May or June. Citing government sources, South Korea’s Joongang Ilbo reported on Wednesday that Singapore and Mongolia had made the shortlist, adding that neutral European countries such as Sweden and Switzerland were unlikely to be chosen given the distance and security concerns. Wang Sheng, a professor of...

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