SINGAPORE: United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met for the first time in Singapore for a much-anticipated summit on Tuesday (Jun 12), which the latter hailed as “historic”. The leaders held talks for several hours along with delegates, before signing a document in which both committed to work towards the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. At the signing, both Kim and Trump expressed satisfaction at how their landmark meeting went – with the US leader saying it was “better than expected” as they negotiated an end to a decades-old stand-off. Kim said the “world will now see a major change” following the Singapore summit. The pair signed what Trump called a “pretty comprehensive” and “very important” document , which spoke of “new US-DPRK relations” and committed Washington to “security guarantees”. When asked about denuclearisation Trump said “we’re starting that process”, adding that it would begin “very, very quickly.” SUMMIT STARTS WITH HANDSHAKE The historic first handshake took place at 9.05am at the Capella hotel in Sentosa, in front of a display of North Korean and US flags. Both Trump and Kim smiled and exchanged pleasantries before posing for photographs. They then adjourned to a sitting room where both Trump and… Read full this story
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