Singapore summit: The key moments

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Singapore summit: The key moments

Commenting on his upcoming meeting with the North Korean dictator, President Trump said he will know very quickly whether the summit is going to be fruitful.

Singapore spent close to $15m to cover the North Korean leader's accommodation, logistics of the meetings, as well as overall security of the two world leaders.

US and North Korea commit to establishing new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity. "I think it will be tremendously successful, and it's my honor and we will have a terrific relationship". Top of the line, very good.

But they were soon smiling and holding each other by the arm, before Trump guided Kim to the library where they held a meeting with only their interpreters. There are even discussions of a Nobel peace prize for Trump and the Kim. The two leaders then shared a 12-second handshake against a backdrop of American and North Korean flags.

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Photographs of the agreement signed by both leaders, who have now left Sentosa, reveal Kim Jong-un "reaffirmed his unwavering commitment" to denuclearisation adding the "world will see a major change". "But we're giving him a chance to survive again after we did so with Kim Jong-il", wrote another, referring to previous peace overtures to the North Korean leader's father. Since 1953, a ceasefire has made that conflict largely symbolic, with suffering limited to South Koreans killed in provocative strikes, and the North Koreans who suffer in a gulag state or die fleeing it.

After the signing ceremony, Kim is expected to fly back home in the afternoon, while Trump will give a press conference before leaving Singapore.

A South Korean official said he initially thought Trump had misspoken.

Kim and Ri both joined Kim Jong Un for the April 27 inter-Korean summit, and Kim Yong Chol recently traveled to the U.S.to meet Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before delivering a letter from Kim Jong Un to Trump at the White House.

Donald Trump also said Kim Jong Un has accepted his invitation to visit the White House sometime in the future.

Before getting on a plane headed back to the U.S., Trump held an hour-long press conference with the gathered worldwide media, describing his hopes for the impact of the summit. We've overcome so many obstacles which blocked our eyes and ears, dragging our feet down due to the past history, prejudices. "We can't go too terribly wrong without doing these exercises without having some impact".

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