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Video and pictures: Trump meets North Korean leader at historic summit

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.

 

.@POTUS Donald J. Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the #SingaporeSummit. pic.twitter.com/L3BcOPP26J

 

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.

 

 

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