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>> They rarely travel outside of North Korea and for many of them it was likely their first overseas trip. So they were always on edge but occasionally we saw a smile. I am Soyoung Kim, Reuter's Seoul Bureau Chief. For the past three days, I've been staying here at St. Regis Hotel in Singapore, along with dozens of North Korean officials including Kim Jong-un, who was here for a historic summit with President Trump.
00:00:30
When I first checked in to the hotel on Sunday, I saw a group of North Korean reporters setting up camera in the lobby. And one of them looked really familiar to me, and I remembered that I met them just a couple month ago at the DMG when I was covering the Inter-Korean summit.
00:00:49
And he said, I remember you, and it's nice to meet you again, I felt so weird. As a reporter, we don't have any access to North Korea whatsoever, it was, I don't know how to describe that feeling. Feeling like meeting a long lost friend, and those were rare moment of once or ice breaking because for the past three days there was tight security.
00:01:20
North Korean officials by and large they refused to speak to anyone let alone make eye contact. It's been really challenging from reporting perspective, but just as a fellow journalist there were those weird moments. And when I go back to Seoul and tell people about my experiences of covering the Singapore's summit, then this will be the first thing that would come to my mind.