The United States is not paying for North Korean officials to stay in Singapore for next week's summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, the State Department said Tuesday.

Paying for accommodation is certain to be a strain for the impoverished nation, with Kim reportedly planning to stay at a luxurious hotel such as the Fullerton or the St. Regis.

"The United States government is not paying for the North Korean delegation to stay," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said at a regular press briefing. "We're not paying for their expenses."

The White House earlier announced that the first meeting will begin at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island at 9 a.m. next Tuesday.

Source: Yonhap News Agency