US President, North Korean leader shake hands to open historic summit in Singapore

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met in Singapore on June 12 in a historic summit that could lead in bringing peace between the two nations.

The Trump Kim Summit is “going great. A really fantastic meeting. A lot of progress. Really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line. Really good,”  Trump told the press.

“I think the entire world is watching this moment. Many people in the world will think of this as a scene from a fantasy…science fiction movie,” Kim said to Trump’s translator.

“We overcame all kinds of scepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace…I believe this is a good prelude for peace,” said Kim

“It wasn’t easy for us to come here. There was a past that grabbed our ankles and wrong prejudices and practices that at times covered our eyes and ears. We overcame all that and we are here now,” he added.

“We will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,”  Trump replied.

Updates from the summit:

This meeting is historic as it is the first time that a serving US President sat down with the leader of North Korea.

Both the leaders warmly shook hands for around 13 seconds in front of a row of alternating US and North Korean flags.

Both the leaders, including their interpreters, held a one-on-one meeting, for bilateral talks.

US President and North Korean leader will sign an agreement to acknowledge the progress of the talks and pledge to keep the momentum going.

President Trump showed the interior of presidential limousine to Kim as they walked during the summit.

Donald Trump, North Korean leader held a working lunch in Singapore.