Trump and Kim's joint statement

Mr Kim inspecting the honour guard in Pyongyang before departing for Singapore

Mr Kim inspecting the honour guard in Pyongyang before departing for Singapore

"A really fantastic meeting", Trump said with Kim at his side.

President Trump said during the signing ceremony that they have "developed a special bond".

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during an expanded bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore, June 12, 2018.

North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim enjoyed the "nocturnal bird's-eye view" from the Marina BaySands "observation platform".

He thanked the summit hosts, and then lauded Kim for an "honest, direct" meeting and for taking the "first bold new step" toward peace for his people.

It marked the first time in history that a North Korean leader was meeting with a sitting USA president.

Their meeting, approximately 50 minutes long, resulted in the two men signing what Mr. Trump called a "pretty comprehensive" joint document. "It was not easy to get here", he said through his translator.

By sitting down with an American president - a longtime goal of North Korea's government - Kim's regime is advancing its effort to establish its "reputation, respect, and credibility as a nuclear weapon state", said Michael J. Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Still, the sense of anticipation was great in Singapore, with people lining spotless streets holding cellphones high as Trump headed to meet Lee.

The North Korean leader reportedly arrived at Changi Airport in Singapore Sunday afternoon, where he was met by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

Rodman grew emotional in the interview as he recalled former president Barack Obama failing to take him seriously when he returned from Pyongyang with a message from Mr Kim after one of his trips.

For Mr Trump, he's likely to credit any success in these talks to his "maximum pressure campaign".

"Nice to meet you, Mr. President", Kim was overheard telling Trump. But no one can credibly suggest that a durable or verifiable denuclearization of the Korean peninsula can be achieved when North Korea remains a completely closed and totalitarian state.

Kim has rejected calls to unilaterally give up his weapons in return for economic aid, and instead has proposed a step-by-step denuclearization process.

There will not be a repeat of "flimsy agreements" made between previous US administrations and North Korea, Secretary Pompeo told reporters in Singapore on Monday.

Sanctions on North Korea would remain in place until that happened, Pompeo said on Monday.

The Associated Press reports Trump was originally scheduled to depart early Wednesday morning, however he will now leave Tuesday night after a day of meetings with Kim and other leaders of North Korea. He was was sent home from North Korea in a coma and died soon after.

"You can see Trump leads the way a lot".

But in return, Washington would offer "different and unique" guarantees "to provide them sufficient certainty that they can be comfortable that denuclearisation is not something that ends badly for them".

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