Jakarta -If running smoothly, US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday (12/6/2018) next week in Singapore. What exactly is the reason for this country’s election in Southeast Asia?
In fact, a number of countries such as Switzerland and Mongolia had become a champion by the observers. The White House party finally explained why Singapore was given the honor of hosting the two leaders’ historic meetings.
“Singapore was chosen because it is willing to hold it, and because it has good diplomatic relations with the US and North Korea. Singapore is one of the few countries that has relations with both countries, “a White House official told CNBC on Thursday (7/6/2018) local time.
The city state of 5.6 million people is considered an experienced host held a summit (summit) involving high officials from various parts of the world.
In 2015, Singapore became the chosen location for an important meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou.
“We did not volunteer, but we were asked,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan told reporters earlier this week during a working visit to Washington.
“America approached us first. North Korea then came to us, “he added
“I think Singaporeans can be proud. Proud that we have been chosen because they know that we are neutral, reliable, trustworthy, and secure. ”
Singapore has strict laws that limit public demonstrations. The park area known as Speaker’s Corner in downtown Singapore is the only place where demonstrations can be held without permission. Nevertheless, a number of restrictions remain in force, including foreigners who are not allowed to take part.
“We thank them for hosting. [Choosing Singapore] has something to do with their willingness and generosity in hosting and the fact that North Korea is willing to do it there, “said a White House official.
As announced by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday (5/6/2018) local time, the summit of the two leaders who once competed in the rhetoric will take place at Capella Hotel, Sentosa Island, Singapore on Tuesday, June 12 2018.
This location was previously stolen by the media crew. Of all the luxury hotels in Singapore, it is Capella who shows the closing of room and restaurant availability during the week when Trump and Kim Jong Un are scheduled to meet.
North Korea’s director of state affairs commission Kim Chang-son and White House chief of staff Joe Hagin are said to have met at the hotel in late May 2018 to draw up security and logistical measures.