Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un scripted history by becoming the first sitting US and North Korean leaders to shake hands and hold talks in a bid to resolve the decades-old nuclear stand-off.
The landmark summit is being described as the mother of all summits.Trump and Kim sign an “important” and “pretty comprehensive document” that is likely to mark a historic event.
At the signing table, Kim said: “Today we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind…The world will see a major change.” When asked if North Korea gave its consent for denuclearization, Trump said they would be initiating the process swiftly.
Responding to a query if he would invite Kim Jong-un to the White House, Trump says, “Absolutely, I would”. He adds: “We’ll meet again and we’ll meet many times. Trump will address a press conference later today to reveal the details of the “historic” document he signed with Kim.
Appearing in front of the media after the bilateral talks with North Korean leader, Donald Trump said that the meeting with Kim Jong-un was ‘better than anybody could have expected.
“Nice to meet you Mr President,” were Kim’s first words, to which Trump responded, “It’s my honour and we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” Donald Trump then guided Kim Jong-un to the library where the one-on-one meeting was to take place.