Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un meeting LIVE updates: US President, North Korea leader sign document, develop ‘special bond’

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Trump-Kim meeting LIVE updates: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have created history with an unprecedented summit that saw both of them shaking hands.

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Trump-Kim meeting LIVE updates: US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have created history with an unprecedented summit that saw both of them shaking hands. Trump and Kim are now participating in a one-on-one meeting, after initial greeting, and only translators are reportedly present. Subsequently, there was an expanded bilateral meeting, and a working lunch. Trump is said to leave Singapore at 8.00 pm local time on Tuesday for his country.

News agency PTI reported today that two Indian-origin ministers in Singapore – Vivian Balakrishnan and K Shanmugam – have played vital role in facilitating the Trump-Kim meeting. Balakrishnan is Singapore’s Foreign Minister. He had recently visited Washington, Pyongyang and Beijing to ensure a smooth historic meeting hosted by Singapore. Shanmugam is Singapore’s Minister of Law and Home Affairs. His responsibility was to ensure no glitches from the security point of view. Singapore is one of the very few countries of the world having bilateral relationship with both the US and North Korea.

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  • 07:34 (IST)

    Trump says "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma"

    In nuclear meeting with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump said that by "working together, we will get it taken care of". Trump also predicts that he and Kim Jong Un "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma"

  • 07:30 (IST)

    One-on-one meeting is over

    US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un came out after 41-minute one-on-one meeting.

  • 07:07 (IST)

    Donald Trump talked about 'relationship'

    US President Donald Trump said he feels really great, we are gonna have a great discussion and a terrific relationship.

  • 07:05 (IST)

    Kim Jong-Un speaks

    North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said it was not easy to get here, there were obstacles but we overcame them to be here.

  • 06:44 (IST)

    Historic moment

  • 05:43 (IST)

    Kim Jong Un's summit entourage

    The 34-year-old North Korean leader also brought a group of trusted lieutenants to Singapore, with at least four high-powered women including his own sister.

  • 01:34 (IST)

    Kim Jong Un sets deadline for ending summit

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set a deadline of Tuesday for ending the Singapore summit, prompting President Donald Trump to move up his departure to Tuesday instead of Wednesday as planned, as reported by Bloomberg News on Monday. The report also stated that Trump had been willing to stay longer if negotiations were progressing, but since Kim set definite plans for departure, so did Trump.

11:29 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump calls Kim 'very talented man'

Donald Trump says Kim is a 'very talented man' and he will 'absolutely' invite the North Korean leader to the White House. Trump says the summit went "better than anybody could have expected.

11:28 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Future meeting is on

'We'll meet again & we'll met many times', says US President Donald Trump, when asked if he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet again in the future. 'Absolutely', says US President Donald Trump, when asked if he would invite North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to the White House.

11:26 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump-Kim joint statement

We have decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change, says North Korea's leader Kim.

11:17 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Big sign

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un have signed a 'comprehensive document' after their historic summit meeting in Singapore.

10:18 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Lunch dishes

US President Donald Trump today joined North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for a working lunch which had a mix of Western and Asian dishes, such as Korean stuffed cucumber and beef short rib confit with some Haagen-Dazs ice cream to top things off.

08:35 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Here is what Ivanka Trump has to say
08:05 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
From the balcony of Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa

08:01 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un's assertion

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un asserted in Singapore, "We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit & I believe that this is good for the peace."

07:58 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump took charge

Donald Trump did most of the talking, and Kim appeared to listen attentively, turning to him three times during their walk toward their meeting room. But he also patted the U.S. president' arm, in an attempt to show control over the encounter. The U.S. President, who is more than twice Kim's age, then appeared to lead the way to the library where they held a one-on-one meeting, placing his hand on the North Korean leader's counterpart's back.

07:54 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Extended bi-lateral meet begins

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold an extended meeting and both leaders were joined by key aides, after 48-minute one-on-one talks with only their interpreters, according to AFP.

07:46 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
WATCH: Donald Trump speaking
07:42 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Unthinkable has happened

07:41 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Hand-shakes and smiles

07:39 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Visual from over 40-minute long meeting

07:34 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump says "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma"

In nuclear meeting with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump said that by "working together, we will get it taken care of". Trump also predicts that he and Kim Jong Un "will solve a big problem, a big dilemma"

07:30 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
One-on-one meeting is over

US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un came out after 41-minute one-on-one meeting.

07:28 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump speaks after summit

US President Donald Trump says one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un was 'very, very good,' says they have an 'excellent relationship', accoridng to the Associated Press report

07:27 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
A balcony walk

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together along balcony after one-on-one meeting.

07:18 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump, Kim to leave on Tuesday

US President Donald Trump will depart for the United States at around 7 p.m. from the Paya Lebar Airbase. Kim Jong-Un is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, accoridng to a Reuters report.

07:15 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump, Kim to leave today

Donald Trump will depart for the United States at around 7 p.m. from the Paya Lebar Airbase. Kim is due to leave on Tuesday afternoon, according to a Reuters report

07:12 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Picturesque venue

Reporters are waiting oustide of colonial-era Capella Hotel on Sentosa, a resort island in Singapore

07:07 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump talked about 'relationship'

US President Donald Trump said he feels really great, we are gonna have a great discussion and a terrific relationship.

07:05 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Kim Jong-Un speaks

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said it was not easy to get here, there were obstacles but we overcame them to be here.

07:03 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump and Kim meeting at a hotel on Sentosa

07:00 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
US lawmakers' demand

Meanwhile, in US, six top American lawmakers from the opposition Democratic party have demanded that any potential deal with North Korea be subject to Congressional oversight. "Regardless of what happens in the hours ahead, the administration must consult with Congress on North Korea. Any potential deal must be subject to Congressional oversight," the Democratic leadership in the US House of Representative said in a joint statement.

06:56 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
BIG Summit has begun

The much-awaited summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is underway in Singapore

06:55 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Historic conversation

US President Donald Trump says upon meeting Kim Jong-Un, 'We will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt"; Kim heard telling Trump, 'Nice to meet you, Mr. President'

06:44 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Historic moment

06:37 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Historic hand-shake

For the first time a sitting United States President is meeting North Korean leader. Donald Trump is shaking hands with Kim Jong-Un

06:30 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump faced G7 heat

Ahead of the key meeting with the North Korean leader, US President Donald Trump had faced questions from prominent global leaders

06:06 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Singapore Summit

Kim Jong Un's convoy arrives on island where the North Korean leader will meet Donald Trump in summit.

05:58 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump-Kim Summit: Latest Development

The convoy of Kim Jong Un has left for Singapore resort on Sentosa Island where the North Korean leader is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump. The United States President has arrived at the summit site, as reported by AP.

05:43 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un's summit entourage

The 34-year-old North Korean leader also brought a group of trusted lieutenants to Singapore, with at least four high-powered women including his own sister.

05:25 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Singapore Summit

In the lead up to the summit, North Korea rejected any unilateral nuclear disarmament, and KCNA's reference to denuclearisation of the peninsula has historically meant it wants the United States to remove its 'nuclear umbrella' protecting South Korea and Japan, according to Reuters.

04:39 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump- Kim Jong Un Meet

US President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday after a blow-up over trade with other members of the Group of Seven major industrialised nations that cast a cloud over his efforts to score a major foreign policy win in the nuclear talks.

03:57 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump on Stock Market rise

While talking about the sudden rise in the stock market, the US President too to Twitter and said, 'Stock Market up almost 40% since the Election, with 7 Trillion Dollars of U.S. value built throughout the economy. Lowest unemployment rate in many decades, with Black & Hispanic unemployment lowest in History, and Female unemployment lowest in 21 years. Highest confidence ever!'

03:55 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump on Twitter

US President says, 'The fact that I am having a meeting is a major loss for the U.S., say the haters & losers. We have our hostages, testing, research and all missle launches have stoped, and these pundits, who have called me wrong from the beginning, have nothing else they can say! We will be fine!'

03:41 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un said

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of the historic talks with United States President Donald Trump said that he was impressed by Singapore's economic development and hoped he could learn from the country during a night tour of some of the city state's landmarks. While talking about Singapore, Kim said that it was 'clean and beautiful'. This statement was made by the leader while he was looking at the view on Monday from the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, adding that he had learned much about the Southeast Asian nation's economic potential and how it had developed, according to Reuters.

02:58 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump-Kim Summit

While talking about the meet, the White House said that the discussions of United States with North Korea had moved "more quickly than expected" and Trump would leave Singapore on Tuesday night, after the summit.

02:17 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
US-North Korea Summit

Kim Jong Un, the world's most reclusive leaders made an evening tour of sites on Singapore's waterfront ahead of the big meeting. According to a Reuters report, while Donald Trump was optimistic about prospects for the summit between the old foes, a note of caution was injected by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

01:34 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Kim Jong Un sets deadline for ending summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has set a deadline of Tuesday for ending the Singapore summit, prompting President Donald Trump to move up his departure to Tuesday instead of Wednesday as planned, as reported by Bloomberg News on Monday. The report also stated that Trump had been willing to stay longer if negotiations were progressing, but since Kim set definite plans for departure, so did Trump.

01:18 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Donald Trump said

On Monday, the president of the United States said that his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore could "work out very nicely" as officials from both countries sought to narrow differences on how to end a nuclear stand-off on the Korean peninsula.

00:46 (IST) 12 Jun 2018
Trump-Kim summit effect

Global equity markets rose today as traders brushed off a chaotic G7 meeting to focus instead on US President Donald Trump's upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are staying in separate hotels that are less than a kilometre apart in the famous Orchard Road area of Singapore. The are where the hotels are situated are dotted with high-rise luxury apartment blocks, offices and glittering shopping malls.
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