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North-Korea summit: How we got here
A look back at the most important moments in the run-up to the historic meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-Un.
President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un, are set to meet on Tuesday in a historic summit in Singapore, the first of its kind between the current leaders of each nation.
The meeting between Trump and Kim is scheduled for 9 p.m. local time on Tuesday — or 9 p.m. ET Monday. Both leaders are already in Singapore and are expected to be told for the first time, one-on-one meetings, with the exception of the translator, the White house. A bilateral meeting is planned for later, which include, among others, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, chief of staff, John Kelly, and the National security Advisor to John Bolton.
North Korea has in the face of crippling diplomatic and economic sanctions, as it was with the development of its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.
Read on for a look at some of the key players of the summit.
US President, Donald Trump comes in Paya Lebar Air Base in Singapore for a summit, the Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un meeting with the North.
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Trump landed on Sunday evening in Singapore for the “mission of peace” meeting with the North Korean leader.
“Great, in Singapore, the tension in the air,” Trump said in a tweet.
Great, in Singapore, the excitement in the air!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 11. June 2018
On arrival in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, the Prime Minister of Singapore met.
(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Kim Jong-Un, the Supreme leader of North Korea, rose to power after his father, Kim Jong Il, died in 2011. Kim arrived in Singapore, hours before Trump, with his intense security detail.
Lee Hsien Loong
U.S. President Donald Trump, right, and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, left, shake hands in Singapore, before a summit Korean leader Kim Jong-Un meeting with the North.
(Ministry of communication and Information in Singapore via AP)
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong met with trump on the Asphalt, when the US President came out on Sunday and later had a working dinner with the President. He also met with Kim.
Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said that the United States is not willing to North Korea with “reasonable certainty” that the denuclearization is “something that ends badly for you.”
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo informed reporters in Singapore ahead of Trump’s summit, to say that the USA is ready to show North Korea that the denuclearization of “the opposite” of a threat to the Asian nation. He said the United States is not willing to North Korea with “reasonable certainty” that the denuclearization is “something that ends badly for you.”
Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, left, has reportedly said of Singapore, spending about $20 million to host the summit, including coverage of hotel costs for Kim Jong-Un and the delegation.
Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan visited the United States and North Korea prior to the summit in preparation, according to The Associated Press. He said he traveled to North Korea ” to ensure that everything was perfectly clean and in place, no last-minute-Spoiler or difficulties.”
Balakrishnan, allegedly, is said to Singapore, spending about $20 million to host the summit, including coverage of hotel costs for Kim and his group.
Celebrates birthday, still a bit too early. pic.twitter.com/laVLNs7J2j
— Vivian Balakrishnan (@VivianBala) 11. June 2018
Kim Yong Chol
Kim Yong Chol is the highest-ranking North Korean official to have visited the United States in almost 20 years.
Kim Yong Chol was the highest-ranking North Korean official to have visited the United States in nearly 20 years when he arrived in New York City at the end of may for a meeting with Secretary of state Mike Pompeo. From there, he traveled to Washington, DC, to hand deliver a letter from Kim Jong-Un Trump. He is to visit the small North Korean contingent of Singapore for the summit.
South Korean President Moon Jae-in, right, met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in front of Kim’s summit with President Trump. The moon, according to reports, Trump said that the South Koreans pray for a “wonderful result” of the Singapore summit.
(Korea-summit-press-Pool via AP)
South Korean President Moon Jae-in spoke with Trump prior to the summit, after the President. It is Trump filled moon on the details of the pre-summit negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang, said during the 40-minute phone call. The moon, according to reports, Trump said that the South Koreans would pray for a “wonderful result.”
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, right, is in Singapore with the US delegation.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in Singapore, with the US delegation as well and sits on a working lunch, the White house said.
U.S. Ambassador Sung Kim held talks with representatives of the North Korean delegation at a working meeting in Singapore in front of President Trump, the meeting with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-Un.
(U.S. State Department via AP)
The US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim has taken the lead in political negotiations with North Korea and held a working meeting with the North Korean delegation, Sarah Sanders said.
He is expected to meet during the summit, according to the White house.
White house chief of staff John Kelly is in Singapore, with the US delegation.
(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
White house chief of staff John Kelly is in Singapore and will be among those representing the United States at a bilateral meeting.
National security adviser John Bolton, right, is in Singapore with the US delegation.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
National security adviser John Bolton is in Singapore and is expected to have bilateral meetings.
Bolton, who is more hawkish, is far less visible in the planning of the summit-after a comment about the preference for the “Libya model” for the denuclearization of the wrath of the North Koreans. Libya was, to see its nuclear program at an early stage, only, his longtime dictator finally overthrown and violently killed.
Matt Pottinger, the National Security Council senior director for Asia, center, is located in Singapore.
National Security Council senior director for Asia, Matt Pottinger, is among the U.S. delegation to Singapore.
Ambassador Michael McKinley, a career diplomat Mike Pompeo and his senior advisers, recently tapped the Secretary of state on the trip occurred, according to The Associated Press.
Fox News’ Madeline Farber, Serafin Gomez, Lukas Mikelionis and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.