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Trump, Kim Singapore meeting attracts 3,000 journalists

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

The strong personalities of US and North Korean leader have drawn some 3,000 international journalists for their first-ever historic meeting to be held here tomorrow.

It is the largest gathering ever seen in an Asian event, surpassing the April summit between the two Koreas.

"The two leaders are very interesting personalities and speak out what they like, which makes it very good for television coverage," said from Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Co Ltd.

"The two leaders make it very interesting for TV news," he said at the hosting some 3,000 journalists from around the world.

The successful conclusion of tomorrow's summit will be good for the Pacific Region and could play a key role in defusing tensions between the two Koreas as well as between the US and North Korea, Wang said.

Kim has taken on a "soft image" and wants the US-imposed sanctions lifted with economic development support in exchange for denuclearisation, said Oliver Hotham, of the Seoul-headquartered N K

Kim has changed his hard and tough stance, he added.

Trump, on the other hand, is looking for political and diplomatic victories from the summit by reaching out a peace pact with the North Koreans, he said.

The North Koreans are looking for investments for development, Hotham said.

The summit is likely to work towards a similar situation of the 1990s when lifted trade sanctions on Vietnam, setting the pace of economic prosperity of the former foe, recalled Ngyuen Thi Thuc, with Ho Chi Minh City-based

Likewise, it is time for Kim to open up his country for the economic development and the US to lift sanctions and support trade activities, she said.

Thuc Minh said she was also impressed with the facilities

provided to the journalists gathered here to cover the landmark event.

The media centre has 2,000 work stations for live broadcast of the footage, live feed distribution system and live

Heavy security and armed police have been deployed at the summit-related venues across the city-state.

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

First Published: Mon, June 11 2018. 16:45 IST