The upcoming meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore on Tuesday will kick off a potentially lengthy diplomatic process to try to resolve the standoff over Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear weapons.
The meeting, now less than 24 hours away, has been on and off ever since Kim softened his stand and called for improved relations and engagement with South Korea, and later invited Trump for a meeting in Singapore. Trump to the surprise of many, accepted it.
A look at how diplomacy took shape this year:
— With inputs from AP
Updated Date: Jun 11, 2018 17:02 PM