US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met for the first time in Singapore this morning. Trump and Kim met at Capella hotel in Singapore’s Sentosa island after months of diplomatic parleys.
The two leaders first held one-on-one meeting for about 45 minutes and they held delegation level talks aimed at normalising bilateral ties and ensure complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.
Trump and Kim are the first leaders of their respective countries to meet, marking the culmination of months of diplomatic wrangling and negotiations.
In brief remarks to the media before the start of their meeting, Trump expressed hope that the historic summit would be tremendously successful. He said they will have a terrific relationship ahead.
Kim then said there were a number of obstacles to the meeting and they overcame all of them.
On the eve of the summit, the US offered “unique” security guarantees to North Korea in return for a “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation.