Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have signed a historic deal in the first ever meeting between a US President and a North Korean leader. Trump: Meeting with North Korea leader had gone ‘better than anyone could imagine’
Donald Trump and Kim Jong un have signed a historic deal in the first ever meeting between a US President and a North Korean leader. Trump: Meeting with North Korea leader had gone ‘better than anyone could imagine’. U.S. President and North Korean leader spoke in private for nearly 40 minutes. Mr Kim said ‘it was not easy to get here’ before historic first meeting.
The paid shared a handshake on Sentosa island in Singapore before signing a document in which North Korea said it will work towards the ‘complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula’.
US President Donald Trump said after his meeting with Kim Jong Un: ‘We have developed a very special bond.’ Mr Kim said the ‘world will see a major change’ and that he and Mr Trump had ‘decided to leave the past behind’.
Mr Trump added he ‘absolutely’ would invite the North Korean leader to the White House, following their historic handshake.
The deal, described by Mr Trump as a ‘very important document, a pretty comprehensive document’, also states the two countries will work towards building a ‘lasting and stable peace’ in the region. Mr Trump also committed to providing ‘security guarantees’ for North Korea.
The landmark summit in Singapore was the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.
After their scheduled appearance in front of the cameras, the men then spoke together for 38 minutes, with no one else in the room except interpreters.
Mr Trump said: “We’re going to have a great discussion and a terrific relationship.”
Mr Kim said through an interpreter that it “was not easy to get here” and that there “were obstacles but we overcame them to be here”. Later, Mr Trump said the meeting had gone “better than anybody could imagine”.
The leaders emerged from a working lunch and strolled together down a paved walkway before stopping and posing before the waiting news media.