President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un concluded their meeting on Tuesday by signing what was being considered an agreement that acknowledged progress in their talks.
Continue Reading Below
Without giving away any specific details, Trump called it a "comprehensive document" and that a lot of goodwill went into the work.
Kim was quoted as saying that the world will see a major change and thanked Trump for making the meeting happen.
Earlier in the day, the two leaders greeted each other with a handshake ahead of the historic one-on-one talks, meeting for the first time at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore.
“I feel really great. We're gonna have a great discussion and I think tremendous success,” Trump told reporters on Monday. “It will be tremendously successful and it’s my honor and we will have a terrific relationship. I have no doubt.”
This is the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader wowing even Trump’s toughest critics.
“Well it was not easy to get here,” Kim Jong Un said. “The past (inaudible) and old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles, but we overcame all of them and are here today” he said.
Trump and Kim met privately for 40 minutes, before they were joined by advisers from both sides including, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, and National Security Advisor John Bolton, for expanded talks.
Much of the positive comments that have been made by both leaders are shared led by Trump.
“We'll solve a big problem, a big dilemma that until this point has been unable to be solved," Trump told Kim. “Working together we will get it taken care of it's a great honor."
Kim said there will be expected challenges, but he is willing to listen.
“We uh successfully..(inaudible) and the speculations about this summit and I believe that this is great for peace...” he said.
Trump added that he expects the bilateral meeting between the two leaders to be successful.
“We will solve, we will be successful and I look forward to working on it with you. It will be done,” he said.