US President Donald Trump and DPRK's leader Kim Jong-un (Source: Global News)

Shortly after 09h00, the two leaders walked toward each other and shook hands, before the President put his hand on Mr. Kim’s shoulder before a bevy of cameras capturing the historic moment.

The two met in private with only two interpreters by the leader’s sides.

"This is just a new beginning," said Mr. Trump while he was shaking hands with Kim.

The talks, the first of their kind, discussed the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula and the warming of relations between the two countries.

After a 41-minute one-on-one meeting, they entered wider talks attended by their top leaders in Singapore.

"Working together, we will get it taken care of," President Trump told leader Kim at the start of the wider meeting. "We will solve it." 

Earlier, US President Donald Trump had arrived in Singapore on June 10th, in preparation for meeting with the DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un.

Mr. Trump arrived on Air Force One at Singapore's Paya Lebar Air Base at 20h21 local time, where he was greeted by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. 

The US President travelled from Canada, where he attended a meeting of the Group of Seven Nations (G7).

DPRK’s leader Kim Jong-un arrived at Singapore's commercial airport on an Air China Boeing 747 just over five hours earlier./.

 

 

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