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Q&A: Offering to Pay Kim Jong Un’s Way to Singapore

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said her organization did not receive a response from North Korea to the NGO's offer to pay for Kim Jong Un’s trip to Singapore. Photo: Caixin Globus
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, said her organization did not receive a response from North Korea to the NGO's offer to pay for Kim Jong Un’s trip to Singapore. Photo: Caixin Globus

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) won the Nobel Peace Prize last year for “its groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of nuclear weapons.”

Earlier this month, the international NGO offered a portion of its $1 million in prize money to cover travel and accommodation expenses for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who met U.S. President Donald Trump in a historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday. During an interview with Caixin in Singapore on Monday, Beatrice Fihn, ICAN’s executive director, said that it was important to make sure the meeting went ahead to help global nuclear disarmament efforts, though the summit might be just “the start of the denuclearization process on the Korean Peninsula.”

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