Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have met at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, the first meeting between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader.
— Department of State (@StateDept) June 12, 2018
They shook hands on the steps of the hotel before cameras. By Trump’s standards it was a relatively low-key handshake, with no jerky movements, though it lasted for about 12 seconds.
Trump and Kim will first have a one-on-one talk, before they are joined by advisors for talks later this morning.
Nice to meet you Mister President,” Kim said moments later as he sat alongside Trump, against a backcloth of North Korean and U.S. flags, beaming more broadly as the U.S. president gave him a thumbs up.
With cameras of the world’s press trained on them, Trump and Kim built an initial atmosphere of friendship.
“I feel really great. We’re going to have a great discussion and will be tremendously successful. It’s my honor and we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,” Trump said.