Wednesday, June 29, 2022

SUMMIT: Kim Jong Un Does Not Want To Pay Hotel Bill

As preparations and schedules are underway for the US-North Korea summit, US officials are deliberating the logistical issue of who will pay for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s housing, according to a new report.

A week after the cancellation of the summit with Kim, President Donald Trump announced Friday that the historic talks were back on for June 12 in Singapore.

With its economy weakened from tough sanctions, Pyongyang is requiring that another country pays for Kim and his delegation’s hotel bill, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The Post says Kim is demanding to stay at the luxury, five-star Fullerton hotel, where a presidential suite costs more than $6,000 a night.

White House and State Department officials declined to comment to the Post on the advance team planning details.

Citing two people familiar with the talks, the Post reported that the US is open to covering the costs, but is considering asking the host country, Singapore, to foot the bill.

Trump is expected to stay at another five-star hotel, the Shangri-La, which has hosted high-security events before, according to the Post.
Determining who will pay Kim’s hotel bill is one of many logistical issues still being hammered out ahead of the summit, including the aircraft Kim will use to fly to Singapore and the venue where Trump and Kim will meet, the Post reported.

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