He also thanked Lee for hosting the summit and for his "hospitality and professionalism and your friendship".
Trump thanked the prime minister for Singapore's efforts to host the summit, the first-ever between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader, at a hotel on the city-state's resort island of Sentosa on Tuesday.
Word does get around, however, and the prospect of a meeting between Kim and Trump had already been on the public's radar.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's flight to Singapore was a tightly planned maneuver using a decoy to throw attackers off the scent.
Just meeting with Trump will also give Kim recognition as the leader of a "normal" country and as an equal of the United States leader.
President Trump's first meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held one-on-one, according to a White House official.
Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday.
North Korea's state-owned newspaper Rodong Sinmun announced the summit to its people on Monday, saying the talks would focus on 'establishing new DPRK-U.S. relations... building a durable peace-keeping mechanism on the Korean Peninsula...realizing the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and other issues of mutual concern'.
Enlarge this image
But just a year ago, Trump described the North Korean leader as "little rocket man", and warned of a USA military attack full of "fire and fury".
USA and North Korean officials are set to meet Monday morning in Singapore to make final preparations for Tuesday's meeting.
Meanwhile, diplomats from the USA and North Korea met behind closed doors at The Ritz-Carlton hotel, in a bid to narrow their differences ahead of the Trump-Kim summit on Tuesday.
"And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again", Trump said.
Pompeo traveled twice to Pyongyang in recent months to lay the groundwork for Trump's meeting, becoming the most senior member of Trump's team to spend time with Kim face to face. "It's a one-time shot".
Trump and other top USA officials have promised a "bright future" for the North if it quickly relinquishes its nuclear weapons - including economic inducements and a security agreement.
But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the two-hour meeting on Monday morning was "substantive and detailed". The US president has also raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty. But there are major doubts, given how hard it has been for Kim to build his program and given that the weapons are seen as the major guarantee to his holding onto unchecked power.
Perhaps he'll offer to withdraw the 28,000 American troops stationed in South Korea, Haenle said, or to pull back the so-called nuclear umbrella of protection Washington offers allies South Korea and Japan. Any deal would likely depend on North Korea's willingness to open its facilities for inspection.
The fighting ended on 27 July, 1953, but the war technically continues today because instead of a difficult-to-negotiate peace treaty, military officers for the USA -led United Nations, North Korea and China signed an armistice that halted the fighting.
Nadal Wins 11th French Open Title Rafael Nadal seeks an unprecedented 11th French Open title when he faces No. 7 Dominic Thiem in Sunday's final at Roland Garros. Sunday's championship victory was as convincing and efficient a Grand Slam title as nearly any other in Nadal's epic career.
Trump dismissed Trudeau's comments as " false statements" before announcing the United States would withdraw from the communique. Kudlow said Trudeau "stabbed us in the back" and "did a great disservice to the whole G7" with his "amateur political stunt".
Let us know what you think of the new trailer below, and make sure to stay tuned for any new information that may pop up. Confirmed worlds include Big Hero 6 , Toy Story , Tangled , Monsters, Inc ., and the returning Olympus Coliseum world.
The Canadian government followed suit in April and directed the families of diplomatic staff in Cuba to return home. Recall that from China sent several American diplomats and their family members to undergo medical examinations.
There's no sign of a Steam page yet, but if you'd like to pre-order via Amazon, you can go ahead and do that here. Pre-orders are already live on Amazon priced at $29.99, indicating it's not a full-fat release.
In 2016, Bourdain spoke with CBS News' Anthony Mason. "And not many big chefs have an ego that allows them to do that but he did". Eric and La Chambard hotel staff went to his room and unlocked the door to find the chef "unresponsive", as CNN reported.
As far as its secret blend of herbs and spices, KFC says all 11 of those ingredients will be on the new vegetarian option , too. In April, White Castle introduced a plant-based version of its cheese slider in its stores in New York, New Jersey and Chicago.
Village residents told Middle East Eye (MEE) that Israeli soldiers had previously threatened to kill the young man. The Palestinian Information Ministry said Israeli forces had killed Ezz El-Deen al-Tamimi, 21, in "cold blood".
With the Cleveland Cavaliers' season on the verge of ending, the NBA's next soap opera is on the verge of beginning. James already owns two homes and a film production company in Los Angeles, where the star could become a supernova.
Curry agreed with James, alluding to what his team did last season after winning the National Basketball Association title. That's good because on Friday President Donald Trump made it clear he doesn't want them there either.
If you or someone you love needs help, the National Suicide Prevention hotline is 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text "talk" to 741741. Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates in these states, along with Vermont, New Hampshire and SC , rose 38 percent to 58 percent.
Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix for 50th career victory
Fernando Alonso's F1 future remains unclear after he retired from his 300th Grand Prix before making his Le Mans debut this week. It was also a short day for Stroll, a Montreal native who locked up with Hartley heading into Turn 5 on the first lap.
Bethesda Announces Starfield, an "All New Epic Franchise"
Microsoft kicked off with a new game in the long-running and beloved science-fiction shooter series Halo, called Halo Infinite. Yep, The Elder Scrolls VI is now officially a thing, but Starfield will come first so don't expect TES6 any time soon.
Gavin Patterson to step down as BT chief executive
The cost-cutting plans were announced alongside BT's full-year results which revealed a 1% drop in revenue to £23.7 billion. The UK group said in a statement on Friday that Gavin Patterson would leave his job later this year.
To-play The Elder Scrolls: Blades announced for mobile
The Elder Scrolls VI will presumably be coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, but we haven't the faintest idea when. Which part of Tamriel this game will be set in wasn't made clear and no release date was announced.
Rafael Nadal lifts record 11th French Open title
Up a break at 2-1 in the third set, Nadal stopped serving after a fault because he couldn't straighten his left middle finger. The top-seeded Nadal won the match 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 at Roland Garros in Paris against Thiem, a 24-year-old who is ranked No. 7.
Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel wins Canadian Grand Prix
The other ace up Red Bull's sleeve will be at the start when the hyper-soft compound should offer better traction off the line. We knew that in Q3 and in general throughout the whole year with the auto , we're just lacking power.
Command and Conquer Rivals Is EA's Clash Royale Rival
Like its predecessors, Command & Conquer: Rivals features fog of war, which adds another strategic element to keep track of. Once control has been taken a missile fires and whichever team lost control gets a hit to the base.