President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive" document following a historic summit aimed at the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Trump met Kim on Singapore's Sentosa Island at the Capella hotel, starting with a carefully choreograph and landmark handshake against a backdrop of alternated United States and North Korean flags.

Suzanne DiMaggio, who facilitated the first official discussions between North Korea and the Trump administration past year, recently said that without aides present "the fear is that he [Trump] might give away too much".

The first-ever meeting of a sitting U.S. president and a leader of North Korea launched hopes for a peace deal for the divided Korean Peninsula, a formal end of the 1950-53 Korean War, and an agreement that Pyongyang scales back or dismantle its nuclear programme.

Weeks later, more insults followed.

The agreement came in a broad statement signed following several hours of talks between DPRK leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump.

Security around Kim's hotel remained tight, suggesting the North Korean leader may return after the summit. The statement comes on the heels of Trump slamming Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as dishonest and weak while instructing his advisors to back out of a joint statement he had agreed to with USA allies at the G-7 summit.

A reporter asked Trump if he would be willing to invite Kim to the White House and he responded, "Absolutely I would".

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As the cameras captured the moment, Trump quipped: "Very nice. I don't say he was nice".

In the hours before the summit began, Trump expressed optimism about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting USA and North Korean leaders, while Pompeo injected a note of caution whether Kim would prove to be honest about his willingness to denuclearise.

He declined to comment on whether he planned to meet Trump or Kim.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who has played matchmaker in recent months and held his own summit with Kim in April, delayed a weekly Cabinet meeting to watch the historic handshake.

Still, during the preliminary meeting, both Trump and Kim appeared diplomatic but warm, smiling and clasping hands before making a joint statement to the press. "You can see this when he touches him on the back and directs him to leave to the room". "I join all the people in ardently aspiring for the success of the summit to bring complete denuclearization and peace to us".

He added that Singapore's efforts to host the summit would go down in history if the meeting was successful.

On Saturday, Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan told reporters at Beijing Capital International Airport that his country would give the same warm welcome to the North Koreans as they have done to other state guests.

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