US-North Korea summit: Kim Jong-un’s jet arrives in Singapore

Singapore: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday landed in Singapore ahead of his landmark meet with US President Donald Trump, Singapore’s Straits Times reported.

According to the report, Kim arrived in an Air China 747 that landed at Changi Airport.

Additionally, a cargo plane that accompanied Kim on his recent visit to China, departed the North Korean capital and was likely headed for Singapore, as per media reports.

Kim is scheduled to meet Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in the city-state later on Sunday, Singapore’s foreign ministry said in a statement.

The aircraft carrying Kim to the summit took a mostly inland route while flying over China, according to a flight tracking website.

As per Flightradar24 website, there were no civilian planes anywhere near Kim’s flight, despite it passing through a usually busy area for such aircraft.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, a direct flight from Pyongyang landed in Singapore, raising speculation that a delegation of North Korean officials had joined an advance team headed by Kim’s close aide, Kim Chang Son, who was in Singapore to prepare for the talks.