SEOUL – The North Korean regime’s state media gave wide coverage on Tuesday to their leader Kim Jong-un’s night-time walk around Singapore ahead of the historic summit with United States President Donald Trump.
Both KCNA news agency and the main North Korean newspaper Rodong Sinmun covered Kim touring places such as gardens and viewpoints in Singapore.
Rodong Sinmun’s cover featured several photos of the leader walking with the Singaporean foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan, contemplating the view from Jubilee Bridge with the delegation and visiting Marina Bay Sands hotel’s observation deck.
In the texts published by both media, the North Korean leader is quoted as saying that Singapore is “clean and beautiful and every building is stylish as he heard of in the past,” adding he is “going to learn a lot from the good knowledge and experience of Singapore in various fields in the future.”
“He said that he could get to know well about the potentials and development of Singapore’s economy through that day’s tour,” the state media added.
Tuesday’s summit in Singapore, which aims to address the possible denuclearization of North Korea, is the first between the two countries’ leaders after nearly 70 years of confrontation in the wake of the Korean War (1950-1953), and 25 years of failed negotiations and tensions over the North Korean nuclear program.