North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un  went to Singapore for a summit meeting with Donald Trump. The meeting was important and all credit must go to Trump who has achieved out-of-the-box results as far as North Korea is concerned. The visit by Kim was a path-breaking trip as no North Korean leader has ever flown outside the North for any visit or meeting. 

Kim lands

Kim sped through the city's streets in a massive limousine draped in North Korean flags to the St Regis hotel for the historic meeting with Trump.
Trump had already cut short his visit to the G-7 meeting to attend the summit with the North Korean leader.

The stakes are high

The visit by Kim Jong-un to Singapore was great news and over 3,000 journalists landed in Singapore to cover the event. The stakes were high and supporters of Trump were hoping that he will be able to convince Kim to de-nuclearise.


While landing at Singapore, Kim exuded confidence but skeptics are not convinced that the North will give up its nuclear weapons.  The meeting was perhaps a PR event as in the end Trump got only vague promises and no plan as to denuclearization of North Korea. But the fact they met is itself a good thing and has made the Korean leader respectable. Trump deserves credit for it, even if the summit meeting fell short of expectations.