Vastavam web: Singapore will bear some of the cost of the planned summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, its defence minister Ng Eng Hen said on Saturday, a day after Trump put the meeting back on agenda.Kim’s trip to Singapore, which would be the furthest he would have travelled as leader, poses logistical challenges that are likely to include using Soviet-era aircraft to carry him and his limousine, as well as dozens of security and other staff.
Singapore, a small but wealthy Southeast Asian city-state, is determined to successfully host the summit and is willing to foot at least some of the bill.
“Obviously yes, but it is a cost that we’re willing to bear to play a small part in this historic meeting,” Ng told reporters without elaborating, when asked if Singapore will be bearing the cost of the summit, which is scheduled for June 12.The Fullerton was North Korea’s lodging of choice, the Washingotn Post said. The presidential suite may set the government back by at least 8,000 Singapore dollars ($6,000) a night, it said.
The hotel declined to povide the room charge for the presidential suite.There was no confirmation on the location for the meeting between Kim and Trump although there are a number of sites in Singapore that can guarantee security protection, including hotels that have experience hosting high-security events, local media and a Singapore government official said.