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Trump celebrates 72nd birthday with big cake in Singapore

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

today surprised with a big birthday cake, ahead of the US President's historic summit with North Korean leader here tomorrow.

Trump celebrated his 72nd birthday during his lunch with Loong at the presidential after their bilateral meeting during which the two leaders discussed everything from the summit preparations to the US' tariff threats.

A picture of Trump smiling at the cake, decorated with fresh fruit, was shared on by Singapore's with the message saying "Celebrating birthday, a bit early".

Trump was accompanied by Mike Pompeo, John Bolton, and during the meeting.

The meeting was Trump's only scheduled public event today.

Earlier, Trump tweeted it was "great to be in Singapore, excitement is in the air".

Trump's landmark meeting with Kim tomorrow will mark the first time a sitting US meets with a North Korean leader.

The summit will also mark a turnaround of relations between Trump and Kim after a long-running exchange of furious threats and insults.

The two leaders have had an extraordinary up-and-down relationship over the past 18 months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:40 IST