SENTOSA, Singapore — President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands Tuesday morning on the island of Sentosa in Singapore, in what the United States President says is a start to a new relationship.
The United States President arrived in Singapore over the weekend, where they sat down one-on-one, with translators only, before participating in an expanded bilateral meeting and a working lunch.
President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint declaration that says the U.S. has committed to providing “security guarantees” to the North. Kim “reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
The two have been bitter rivals since the end of fighting in the Korean War in 1953, which divided the Korean Peninsula.
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The President also met with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earlier in the day. President Trump thanked Prime Minister Lee for Singapore’s generosity and partnership in hosting his meeting with Chairman Kim, and the two discussed ways to promote greater stability, security, and prosperity in the region.
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