U.S president, Trump, and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un just shared a historic handshake at the Capella hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
This is the first time a sitting U.S. president has been known to meet a head of North Korea. The duo are in Singapore for a summit between the two countries 65 years in the making.
Shortly afterward, at the top of a private one-on-one session that lasted roughly 45 minutes, the pair sat close to each other and exchanged additional pleasantries as conveyed by translators.
Later, as other aides joined them, Trump said the two would “solve“ their nuclear dispute. “Working together, we will get it taken care of,“ Trump said. Kim replied: “There will be challenges ahead, but we will work with Trump.“
The main topic of the summit is a North Korean nuclear program that has advanced at least to the brink of being able to strike the continental U.S., a threat that Trump says he will not tolerate.