PHOTOS: Highlights Of The Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

PHOTOS: Highlights Of The Trump-Kim Summit In Singapore

12:59pm Jun 12, 2018
President Trump gestures to reporters as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday.
President Trump gestures to reporters as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday.
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  • President Trump gestures to reporters as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

    President Trump gestures to reporters as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the start of the U.S.-North Korea summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

    Saul Loeb / AFP/Getty Images

  • After shaking hands with Kim Jong Un Tuesday morning, President Trump said, "I feel really great. It's going to be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it's going to be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationsh

    After shaking hands with Kim Jong Un Tuesday morning, President Trump said, "I feel really great. It's going to be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it's going to be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationsh

    Evan Vucci / AP

  • President Trump gives North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up at their meeting.

    President Trump gives North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a thumbs up at their meeting.

    Evan Vucci / AP

  • President Trump and Kim Jong Un after their meeting. A joint statement affirms commitment to "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," but it's unclear what specific steps North Korea is willing to take to get there.

    President Trump and Kim Jong Un after their meeting. A joint statement affirms commitment to "denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," but it's unclear what specific steps North Korea is willing to take to get there.

    Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

  • Police officers lead a motorcade for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the way to Singapore's Capella Hotel, the summit site.

    Police officers lead a motorcade for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on the way to Singapore's Capella Hotel, the summit site.

    Yong Teck Lim / AP

  • Following a 38-minute one-on-one meeting, Kim and Trump proceeded to the expanded bilateral meeting with national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and chief of staff John Kelly on one side and North Korea's Vice Chairman Kim Yo

    Following a 38-minute one-on-one meeting, Kim and Trump proceeded to the expanded bilateral meeting with national security adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and chief of staff John Kelly on one side and North Korea's Vice Chairman Kim Yo

    Evan Vucci / AP

  • Kim Jong Un and President Trump at the signing ceremony after their meetings in Singapore.

    Kim Jong Un and President Trump at the signing ceremony after their meetings in Singapore.

    Evan Vucci / AP

  • President Trump and Kim Jong Un stroll after lunch on Tuesday.

    President Trump and Kim Jong Un stroll after lunch on Tuesday.

    Evan Vucci / AP

  • President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un carry their documents after the signing ceremony at the end of their summit.

    President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un carry their documents after the signing ceremony at the end of their summit.

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  • North Korean news reader Ri Chun Hee is diplayed on a large television screen in Pyongyang on Tuesday. The news bulletin highlighted the trip to Singapore by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but not his meeting with President Trump.

    North Korean news reader Ri Chun Hee is diplayed on a large television screen in Pyongyang on Tuesday. The news bulletin highlighted the trip to Singapore by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but not his meeting with President Trump.

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  • South Koreans gather at the Seoul Railway Station to watch Trump meeting with Kim.

    South Koreans gather at the Seoul Railway Station to watch Trump meeting with Kim.

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  • An activist holds up a banner showing photos of President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during a rally for peace at the Singapore Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. The signs read: "Peace treaty."

    An activist holds up a banner showing photos of President Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, during a rally for peace at the Singapore Embassy in Seoul on Tuesday. The signs read: "Peace treaty."

    Ahn Young-joon / AP

  • Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman and his agent Chris Volo arrive at Singapore's Changi Airport on Tuesday. Rodman has met both President Trump and Kim Jong Un and suggested as far back as 2014 that the two men should meet one another. "It's a gr

    Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman and his agent Chris Volo arrive at Singapore's Changi Airport on Tuesday. Rodman has met both President Trump and Kim Jong Un and suggested as far back as 2014 that the two men should meet one another. "It's a gr

    Wong Maye-E / AP

  • Kim Jong Un toured parts of Singapore the night before the summit. A video grab from Monday shows the North Korean leader arriving before his tour of the Sands Sky Park at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel on Monday.

    Kim Jong Un toured parts of Singapore the night before the summit. A video grab from Monday shows the North Korean leader arriving before his tour of the Sands Sky Park at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel on Monday.

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  • North Koreans watch a large screen at the main train station in Pyongyang showing video of Kim Jong Un being greeted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

    North Koreans watch a large screen at the main train station in Pyongyang showing video of Kim Jong Un being greeted by Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Monday.

    Jon Chol Jin / AP

  • Singapore police officers stand guard ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's walk on the Jubilee Bridge during his sightseeing tour on Monday in Singapore.

    Singapore police officers stand guard ahead of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's walk on the Jubilee Bridge during his sightseeing tour on Monday in Singapore.

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  • After the summit, President Trump boards Air Force One to return to Washington on Tuesday.

    After the summit, President Trump boards Air Force One to return to Washington on Tuesday.

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The day began with a historic handshake, the first meeting ever between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. As Kim Jong Un and President Trump strode toward each other and clasped hands Tuesday morning at the Capella resort on Singapore's Sentosa Island, it marked a diplomatic milestone — and the start of what seems certain to be a long negotiation process over North Korea's nuclear program.

"I feel really great," the president said after the handshake.

"Well, it was not easy to get here," Kim said. "Old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward. But we overcame all of them, and we are here today."

The two leaders first sat down for a private meeting, followed by another with their advisers. In the afternoon, they signed a brief statement calling for peace, committing to recover the remains of U.S. service members from the Korean War and asserting a "firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula."

The subject of North Korea's human rights abuses was not mentioned, and President Trump also announced that the U.S. would stop its longstanding joint military exercises with South Korea, which he called "very provocative."

As the day wrapped up, the president told reporters, "We have developed a very special bond." But, he acknowledged, "Today is the beginning of an arduous process."

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