Tuesday will mark the first time a sitting US president and a North Korean leader meet, though it's unclear what a nuclear deal with the isolated country will look like. Trump said the talks would establish dialogue between the two nations, with an ultimate goal of North Korea's denuclearization.
Another North Korea expert from the Bush administration, Victor Cha, noted that only Trump has raised troop presence as a possible negotiating point.
The official Korean Central News Agency declared that Kim was pleased, even saying that the eatery was "on par" with another well-known Pyongyang establishment, Okryu-gwan, known for its local-style cold noodles and other Korean dishes. The ensuing recognition as a "normal country" could then allow sanctions relief, and later global aid and investment.
Sydney lawyer Sean Kim, who is on the city's Korean Society committee, said the US-North Korea summit is a dream come true.
Matt Kulesza with two North Korean students. North Korea has previously used the term to demand the USA pull thousands of troops out of South Korea and end its so-called "nuclear umbrella" agreement to protect South Korea, which lacks nukes.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stressed that he wanted North Korea to agree to a "complete, verifiable and irreversible" dismantling of its nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, in addition to ballistic missiles of all ranges, Nishimura said.
Brisbane retiree Raymond Ferguson is secretary for the Australia Democratic Republic of North Korea Friendship Association.
"I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people and he has that opportunity".
Korea and placing heavy pressure on China, one of North Korea's biggest allies.
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He added, "If they retaliate they are making a tremendous mistake".
Asked whether he would bring up North Korea's repressive practices and human rights abuses, Trump said "every issue" will be on the table.
In a separate press conference, Trudeau said that all seven leaders signed a joint declaration despite "some strong, firm conversations on trade, and specifically American tariffs".
Trump cited the unprecedented nature of the meeting and said he was convinced that Kim is serious about doing good things for his country. South Korean media reported that a Chinese plane went to Pyongyang on Sunday, presumably to pick up Kim, and then to Beijing before heading to Singapore.
Should the agreement be binding?
"We would win that war thousand times out of a thousand", he said. I think it would be good for the world.
"I feel really confident".
As for trade, the United States and other G7 nations were at odds over new US metal tariffs just as their finance ministers were during talks earlier in the month. That was followed by a surprise and rapid diplomatic thaw that survived Trump's abrupt cancellation of the summit late last month.
"This being said, a treaty is not ironclad and usually contains clauses that allow each side to withdraw from the treaty", Aum said. "They have no way to obtain information about what South Korea or the United States look like".
"I think he rather brilliantly manipulated both President Trump and North Korea to start this peace process, and to use the Olympics to engineer that".