Kim Jong-un landing at Changi Airport on Sunday, June 10, same day as Donald Trump

He will be accompanied by his sister.

By Kayla Wong | 12 hours

North Korea leader Kim Jong-un is expected to arrive in Singapore on Sunday, June 10.

But while United States President Donald Trump is expected to land in Singapore at Paya Lebar Airbase on the same day, Kim will touch down at Changi Airport instead.

Trump to land at Paya Lebar Airbase on Sunday night, June 10

Kim arriving on same day as Trump

According to a tweet by Yonhap News Agency on June 8, Kim is also set to arrive two days ahead of the Tuesday, June 12 meeting.

Kim might be using a foreign aircraft

It has been reported previously by The Chosun Ilbo that Kim will be arriving at Singapore using a foreign aircraft — either Singaporean or Chinese — which will take off from Pyongyang International Airport.

A “diplomatic source in Seoul” was quoted as saying: “North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will fly directly on a foreign plane from Pyongyang to Singapore for his summit with US President Donald Trump next week.”

“Talks are underway to use an aircraft provided by Singapore or China.”

The discussions held with Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, who visited North Korea ahead of the summit, supposedly resulted in this decision.

The report also said that the North Korean leader will be accompanied by his sister Kim Yo-jong, the first member of the ruling family to visit the south since the Korean War.

Kim Yo Jong attended the Winter Olympics at Pyeongchang in February.

Meanwhile, there are also talks of Chinese fighter jets escorting Kim when he flies to Singapore.

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Top image via North Korea state media

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