Dennis Rodman arrives in Singapore for Trump-Kim summit

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Moon said earlier he hopes the summit will be a "historic milestone" for peace but it will only be the first step in a complex and lengthy process.

The wider session will include National Security Advisor John Bolton, who almost derailed the summit with hawkish comments about disarming North Korea. That is not something that other countries would have - I would say - initial domain over a discussion with us. Citizens in the North Korean capital watched the coverage on a big screen TV and read it on the front page of newspapers. Picture released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency on June 11, 2018.

The annual Group of Seven (G7) summit concluded over the weekend resulted in Trump refusing to endorse the joint G7 statement that called for a reduction of tariffs, sparking tensions between him and fellow leaders of major countries.

Preliminary talks have been taking place between officials from both countries, which the USA has said are moving "more quickly than expected". North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un visits Singapore.

Australian political leaders have hailed the historic denuclearisation summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump in Singapore as a step forward.

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Whether Trump and Kim will be able to bridge the gap on this key issue remains the key question ahead of the summit. Pompeo has not said if Trump would consider withdrawing almost 28,000 US troops from the Korean Peninsula.

Trump needs to walk away from the meeting "with some sort of document", says Joel Wit, a former State Department official who's negotiated with Kim's representatives - and it must include the word "denuclearization".

The 70-year-old, who was not on the North Korea trip, was active in Trump's feud with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the weekend. Some have criticized Trump for holding the meeting, claiming that he is giving legitimacy to a murderous dictator and that he agreed to a meeting before North Korea gave any real concessions.

As previously reported "FACTS", on Tuesday in Singapore at the Sentosa island planned first ever meeting with the US President the leader of North Korea.

There was speculation that the summit might continue into a second day, however Mr Trump is now scheduled to leave Singapore on Tuesday evening.