Trump-Kim summit: Who will foot the bill for North Korea?

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reportedly wants to you. your stay in the Fullerton Hotel in Singapore


The North Korean regime is notorious for being stingy when it comes to the for the review, a fact that complicates the logistics in a big way for the upcoming summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un.

The historic gathering is scheduled for June 12 at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore, after weeks of back-and-forth between the U.S. and North Korea over the question of whether the negotiations to end the regime’s nuclear program would take place.

Not to say Trump expressed confidence Thursday that: “it is only a photo-op.”

“If you don’t denuclearize, this is not going to be acceptable,” he said, during an Oval Office meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, adding, “it will make a very fertile.”

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To keep President Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, a joint news press conference to discuss their talks about the improvement of the trade relations between the United States and Japan, the preparations for the forthcoming summit meeting with Kim Jong-Un.

But the question is who has to foot the bill for accommodations for North Korea has not gained attention in the midst of signals that the cash-strapped hermit-figures of the Kingdom, for property, for its own delegation to the talks.

The comp expectation has presented something of a diplomatic dilemma. A recent “Washington Post” report said, the regulation requires that a foreign country pays its own cost for the accommodation, and proposed to find the United States in talks that have a discrete way to foot the bill.

The Trump-Kim summit is scheduled to take place at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.


But the trump card of the administration now says that the US government is to cover the cost.

“We don’t pay for their travel,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told Fox News on Thursday.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert also this week confirmed that the U.S. is not paying for the cost of the accommodation for the North Korean delegation in Singapore.

So, who is it?

This is not a stay in the Hampton. Kim reportedly is trying to stay in the Fullerton Hotel near the Singapore River. A presidential suite costs about $6,000 per night.

This week, Sanders also said that the USA helping another country, the North Korean delegation to the trip.

Over the weekend, though, Singapore’s defense Minister Ng said Eng Hen, allegedly, they were wearing “ready to go” something “costs play a small role in this historic meeting.”

And US hotel companies, hotel planner, Fox News said Thursday that it also offered to pay for accommodations for the North Korean delegation noted, however, that you do not have direct contact with Pyongyang.

“We Fax the invitation to the North Korean Consulate in China, but they have yet to respond,” a spokesman for the hotel planner told Fox News on Thursday.

Hotel planner CEO Tim Hentschel told Fox News on Thursday that his company is “qualified” for the arrangements.

“We think it’s the right thing to do. We can help and we want to help,” Hentschel told Fox News. “Obviously, this is a very important step to peace in the world.”

Hentschel said that he expects the cost for accommodation, food and drinks for the delegation to be approximately $100,000.

“We are comfortable with that,” Hentschel said, noting that, while they would prefer to work with existing hotel planner hotel partners, the company would be willing to place for Kim to be his chosen Fullerton Hotel.

“We have not yet heard of them yet, but if that’s what you want to do, then we will arrange the discussions with Fullerton,” Hentschel said.

While Pyongyang has not said outright that it will not pay for their own delegation to the night on the summit, the regime has a history of being stingy when it comes time to pay.

Most recently, during the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, allegedly spent, paid $2.6 million to pay for the North Korean delegation to visit, and the International Olympic Committee, allegedly 22 North Korean athletes travel to the games.

Back in the year 2014 to pay while the Obama administration, then-Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper traveled to North Korea, and served allegedly was an “elaborate, 12-course Korean meal” of his North Korean hosts, but then it was asked for.

To respond, a spokesman for clapper Fox News ” request for comment.

Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.

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