US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in historic summit in Singapore

In a historic moment, US President Donald and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at the Capella, a luxury hotel in Singapore on Tuesday. They shook hands which lasted for about 12 seconds, before the media.

After the handshake, President Trump guided the North Korean leader to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters.

The two leaders appeared before the media during a post-lunch stroll through the gardens of the hotel. Speaking to the media, President Donald Trump said his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had gone “better than anybody could have expected”, and they could sign a document to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula, the Reuters reported.

“A lot of progress – really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line, very good. We’re going now for a signing,” Trump told journalists, without giving details on what would be signed.

This meeting is historic because no sitting US President has ever met any North Korean leader.

The two sides are expected to discuss denuclearisation and a possible peace declaration.


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