June 05, 2018 10:50
Singapore has designated the area surrounding the Shangri-La Hotel a special zone ahead of the June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Singapore's Interior Ministry in a statement Sunday said the summit has been designated as a "special event" and the grounds of the luxury hotel are part of the zone from June 10 to 14.
That means traffic will be diverted and all vehicles passing through will be checked for explosives.
The Shangri-La Hotel is also the location of the annual Asia Security Summit, also known as the Shangri-La Dialogue, which brings together defense ministers of 40 countries in the region.
The exact location where the leaders of the U.S. and North Korea will meet has yet to be announced, but the White House set the start for 9 a.m.
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