Historic summit between Trump and Kim started with handshake in Singapore

Historic summit between Trump and Kim started with handshake in Singapore


Follow in minute to minute Rava for the historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, began today (12.06.2018) the historic bilateral meeting with a handshake at a hotel in Singapore.

Trump entered on the right and Kim on the left into a courtyard of the British colonial-style hotel, and they shook hands on a red carpet and in front of a dozen flags of the United States and North Korea.

The American president said a few words to the North Korean leader and touched his right arm lightly, while Kim remained silent.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un started a working lunch with their respective delegations as part of the summit they celebrate in Singapore, the first in history between the two countries.

After a 38-minute solo meeting and another one-and-a-half hour meeting with some of their advisers, Trump and Kim share a table with the rest of their delegations at the Capella hotel on the island of Sentosa.

On the US side, they participate in the lunch together with Trump, the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, the White House chief of staff, John Kelly, and the national security adviser, John Bolton.

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel 2. Händedruck (Getty Images / AFP / S. Loeb)

06:00 (CET) – Like “a science fiction movie”

The North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, told US President Donald Trump that the summit that both celebrate today in Singapore resembles “a science fiction movie” during the start of the expected meeting.

“Many people around the world will think that this is some kind of fantasy from a science fiction movie,” the North Korean Marshal told the Republican leader during a brief tour of the Capella hotel on the island of Sentosa, according to his translator’s words. captured by the cameras present at the meeting.

05:13 (CET) – Excited Moon

The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, was moved to see the start of the historic summit of the United States and North Korea and expressed his desire to achieve the denuclearization of the peninsula.

Moon and the rest of his Cabinet delayed the start of the Council of Ministers for 10 minutes to watch the historic handshake between television.

The South Korean leader and his prime minister, Lee Nak-yon, were especially moved by the images. “Probably all our people’s attention is now in Singapore, and I myself have not been able to sleep tonight either,” Moon said.

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel Statements (Reuters / J. Ernst)

04:13 (CET) – Second meeting

Trump and Kim started the second meeting of their historic summit in Singapore, this time with some members of their respective delegations.

Trump told reporters that his 48-minute meeting alone with the North Korean leader had gone “very, very well,” and Kim did not answer the question of whether he is willing to get rid of his nuclear weapons. 

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel 5. Händedruck (Getty Images / AFP / S. Loeb)

03:59 (CET) – Private meeting ends

The US president and the North Korean leader finished a 45-minute private meeting in Singapore and began the extended meeting to the members of their respective delegations.

The meeting was held at the Capella Hotel, where talks between the parties will continue. 

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel 4. Händedruck (picture-alliance / Yonhap)

03:26 (CET) – Kim: “We have overcome many obstacles”

The North Korean leader said that his country and the United States have overcome “many old practices, prejudices and obstacles” to achieve the historic summit with US President Donald Trump. 

“It has not been easy to get here, there have been many old practices, prejudices, and obstacles on our way to get here, but we have overcome all that,” Kim said at the beginning of his meeting with the US president after greeting both at the hotel Capella on Sentosa Island of Singapore. 

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel Handshake (Getty Images / AFP / S. Loeb)

03:15 (CET) – “A great relationship”

US President Donald Trump predicted that he will develop “a great relationship” with the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, at the beginning of the first summit in history between the two countries.

CT (EFE, dpa, AFP, reuters) 

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel Anfahrt Trump (Getty Images / AFP / R. Rahman)The leaders meet on the island of Sentosa, in Singapore.

Singapore Sentosa USA-Nordkorea Gipfel Treffpunkt Fahnen (Reuters / J. Ernst)
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