Photos: A historic handshake as Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un meet in Singapore

Updated On Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Singapore is hosting a historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un to discuss the fate of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme.The meeting is the first time a serving US president has sat down with the leader of North Korea, and came just months after fears of conflict soared over North Korea's nuclear missile program and also as the two traded personal insults and threats of war.

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Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shared warm words and a historic handshake Tuesday as they held an unprecedented summit to confront a decades-old nuclear stand-off and enmity stretching back to the Cold War. It is the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two nuclear-armed nations and was unthinkable just months ago, when fears of war mounted amid missile tests and verbal insults between the two leaders. (Evan Vucci / AP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un shared warm words and a historic handshake Tuesday as they held an unprecedented summit to confront a decades-old nuclear stand-off and enmity stretching back to the Cold War. It is the first-ever meeting between sitting leaders of the two nuclear-armed nations and was unthinkable just months ago, when fears of war mounted amid missile tests and verbal insults between the two leaders. (Evan Vucci / AP)

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The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore. (Edgar Su / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

The motorcade of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un travels towards Sentosa for his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Singapore. (Edgar Su / REUTERS)

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel. The two leaders shook hands for around 13 seconds in front of a row of alternating US and North Korean flags. They then moved into a roughly 40-minute one-on-one meeting, joined only by their interpreters before including their advisers for bilateral talks and then proceeding to a working lunch. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

US President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel. The two leaders shook hands for around 13 seconds in front of a row of alternating US and North Korean flags. They then moved into a roughly 40-minute one-on-one meeting, joined only by their interpreters before including their advisers for bilateral talks and then proceeding to a working lunch. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

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People watch a television screen showing live footage of the summit in South Korea. “I feel really great,” Trump said. “It’s gonna be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it’s gonna be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” (Jung Yeon-je / AFP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

People watch a television screen showing live footage of the summit in South Korea. “I feel really great,” Trump said. “It’s gonna be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it’s gonna be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” (Jung Yeon-je / AFP)

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Koreans watch as US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on television at the Korean Association in Singapore. A more sober-sounding Kim said: “It was not easy to get here. The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward. But we overcame all of them, and we are here today.” (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Koreans watch as US President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, on television at the Korean Association in Singapore. A more sober-sounding Kim said: “It was not easy to get here. The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward. But we overcame all of them, and we are here today.” (Tyrone Siu / REUTERS)

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Advising Trump for the historic meeting former NBA star Dennis Rodman said “Go into the meeting with Kim Jong Un with your heart on the table, and focus on the future.” Rodman is one of few westerners to have met the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. The NBA star has made five trips to North Korea’s capital since Kim took power and flew into Singapore on Monday for the summit. (Wong Maye-E / AP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Advising Trump for the historic meeting former NBA star Dennis Rodman said “Go into the meeting with Kim Jong Un with your heart on the table, and focus on the future.” Rodman is one of few westerners to have met the North Korean leader in Pyongyang. The NBA star has made five trips to North Korea’s capital since Kim took power and flew into Singapore on Monday for the summit. (Wong Maye-E / AP)

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“Nice to meet you Mister President,” Kim said as he sat alongside Trump, against a backdrop of North Korean and US flags, beaming broadly as the US president gave him a thumbs up. Trump said he was sure they would have a “terrific relationship.” (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

“Nice to meet you Mister President,” Kim said as he sat alongside Trump, against a backdrop of North Korean and US flags, beaming broadly as the US president gave him a thumbs up. Trump said he was sure they would have a “terrific relationship.” (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

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US President Trump and Kim Jong Un sit down with their respective delegations for the US-North Korea summit. Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former US President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 and the transformation of China. (Saul Loeb / AFP)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

US President Trump and Kim Jong Un sit down with their respective delegations for the US-North Korea summit. Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former US President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 and the transformation of China. (Saul Loeb / AFP)

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The two leaders stroll post working lunch at the Capella Hotel. Trump also showed Kim Jong Un the interior of the presidential limousine known as ‘The Beast’ during their stroll. (Kevin Lim / The Straits Times via REUTERS)
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The two leaders stroll post working lunch at the Capella Hotel. Trump also showed Kim Jong Un the interior of the presidential limousine known as ‘The Beast’ during their stroll. (Kevin Lim / The Straits Times via REUTERS)

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“We had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind and we’re about to sign a historic document. The world will see a major change. I want to express my gratitude to President Trump for making this meeting happen,” said Kim Jong Un as he signed a document with Trump. The two leaders were flanked by Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

“We had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind and we’re about to sign a historic document. The world will see a major change. I want to express my gratitude to President Trump for making this meeting happen,” said Kim Jong Un as he signed a document with Trump. The two leaders were flanked by Kim’s sister Kim Yo Jong and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. (Jonathan Ernst / REUTERS)

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Kim Jong Un’s motorcade departs Sentosa island in Singapore. Trump said that they developed a ‘very special bond’ and that he would be ‘absolutely’ willing to invite Kim Jong Un to the White House. “We’ll meet again…we’ll meet many times,” said the U.S President. (Edgar Su / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2018 12:09 PM IST

Kim Jong Un’s motorcade departs Sentosa island in Singapore. Trump said that they developed a ‘very special bond’ and that he would be ‘absolutely’ willing to invite Kim Jong Un to the White House. “We’ll meet again…we’ll meet many times,” said the U.S President. (Edgar Su / REUTERS)

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