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Trump-Kim summit: Kim Jong Un wants to go on to a new path, says PM Lee

2018-06-12 09:51:37       source:The Straits Times

June 12, 2018

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants to forge a new path, and that is why he is meeting United States President Donald Trump for a historic summit on Tuesday (June 12), said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, who met Mr Kim for the first time at the Istana on Sunday, where they discussed recent positive developments on the Korean peninsula, among other matters.

Asked for his take on his meeting with Mr Kim by CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour in an interview ahead of the summit, Mr Lee said: "I think (Kim Jong Un) wants to go on to a new path. What he is prepared to deal, and how the agreement can be worked out - well that is a complicated matter.

"I think he has an intention to do something, and that is why he is meeting Donald Trump."

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