Singapore, June 12: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Tuesday met, shook hands amid the US and North Korean flags flanking the red carpet, spoke a little and smiled for the cameras ahead of their summit at Sentosa Island, Singapore. Speaking to the reporters, the two leaders expressed confidence that the summit will be successful. Click here to catch live news updates on Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Summit in Singapore.
Meeting the US President for the first time, Kim Jong said, “Nice to meet you Mr. President.” To which, Donald Trump said, “It’s my honour and we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” Trump later said that the summit will be “tremendous success”. “I feel really great. I think it’s gonna be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,” he said.
To which, Kim responded by saying that getting at talks wasn’t easy. “Well, it was not easy to get here. The old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward but we overcame all of them and we are here today.,” the North Korean leader said.
Hailing the 48-minute talk with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and terming it as “very, very good”, Trump said that he is sure they will have a “terrific relationship” with each other. Trump said that he and Kim Jong Un “will solve a big problem, a big dilemma…by working together, we will get it taken care of.”
United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met at the Capella Hotel on Singapore’s Sentosa Island on Tuesday morning and began a first-ever summit in history between the sitting leaders of the two countries. The summit began at 9 AM local time (6.30 IST) with a handshake greeting before the cameras.
After the meeting of two leaders, the White House said that the talks with the North Korean leaders moved “faster than expected” and the President will leave Singapore tonight rather than Wednesday, June 13. At the Singapore summit, which will begin soon, the two leaders are expected to discuss North Korea’s international relations and denuclearisation of the peninsula.