President Trump meets Kim Jong Un

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcomed by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at Changi Airport in Singapore

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un welcomed by Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan at Changi Airport in Singapore

The joint document marked the end of the leaders' highly anticipated summit, which opened with both men shaking hands on a red carpet in front of a wall of American and North Korean flags.

"For me, as an analyst, it's that all we will have to rely on is the word of Trump and/or Kim", Killough said.

Both leaders first emerged at 9:03 a.m. local time, walking along a bright red carpet from separate sides of a staging location at the Capella Hotel resort on Sentosa Island to shake hands with a backdrop of US and North Korean flags.

"We're going to take care of a very big and very risky problem for the world", Trump said. On the day before the meeting, weeks of preparation appeared to pick up in pace, with US and North Korean officials meeting throughout Monday at a Singapore hotel. They then resumed their walk.

With cameras of the world's press trained on them, Trump and Kim displayed an initial atmosphere of bonhomie.

But it's not a failure: Mount added that this doesn't mean the Trump-Kim meeting was a failure by any means.

Trump said that he and Kim would be meeting again, though he offered no timeline for when that might happen.

"The senior officials of the party and government sincerely wished Kim Jong Un good successes in the first summit meeting and talks between the DPRK and the USA and his safe return", the KCNA said.

The combatants of the 1950-53 Korean War are technically still at war, as the conflict, in which millions of people died, was concluded only with a truce.

From there, the two will engage in more talks with advisers joining them through a working lunch. He told reporters he thinks he will know nearly immediately whether a deal can be made, saying: "I will know, just my touch, my feel". Really very positive, I think better than anybody could've expected.

"Very good, very good". "We've had a past that stopped us from advancing, and wrong behaviors and practices sometimes closed our eyes and ears, but we've overcome those to come to this point". "I join all the people in ardently aspiring for the success of the summit to bring complete denuclearization and peace to us".

The dollar jumped to a 3-week top on Tuesday and Asian shares rose on the news. Before the announcement, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo seemed to hint that the outcome of the talks might not be what Trump has promised in the past.

Even before the two leaders were anywhere near each other, you can already see Mr Trump stretching out his hand - ready perhaps, to execute that famous grip he's known for. The menu showed an East-West collation involving beef short ribs, braised cod and sweet and sour crispy pork, along with Haagen Dazs ice cream. The North Korean leader's sister and close confidante Kim Yo Jong was among the lunch party.

The fate of the summit may very well turn on the first moments they spend alone with each other.

Trump planned to speak to reporters after concluding the summit, the White House said.

Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, a source involved in the planning of his visit has said.

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