In their first moments of meeting each other, U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un both sought to project a sense of command as they began a historic summit in Singapore, according to a body language expert.
At the conclusion of the summit, President Trump will participate in a media availability before departing for the USA at around 8 pm Singapore time.
Unprecedented talks between the leaders of the United States and North Korea have gone "better than anybody could have expected", Donald Trump said after several hours of meeting and dining with Kim Jong-un.
Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Mr Kim and Mr Lee discussed relations between their countries, as well as developments in North Korea and the region, including recent positive developments on the Korean peninsula. -North Korea meetings, including translators, photographers and logistical staff, asking how they can be sure they are not actually spies.
He expressed hope that Mr Trump and Mr Kim would be able to make progress.
Mr Lee, it said, complimented "the bold and admirable decision" by Mr Kim and Mr Trump to come together for the summit.
Should they succeed, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China.
Pompeo said he is "very optimistic" the meeting Tuesday between Trump and Kim "will have a successful outcome".
Around twenty minutes earlier, Trump's top North Korea negotiator, ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim, arrived with one adviser, smiling at a scrum of television cameras and reporters gathered outside the hotel.
Reporters asked Mr. Kim several times whether he would give up his nuclear weapons.
Trump has also raised the possibility of further summits.
The summit will be the first between a North Korean leader and a sitting American president, and could define the fate of millions, along with the leaders' own political futures.
Mr Lee also wished Mr Kim success for the summit, and expressed the hope that it would improve prospects for peace and stability on the Korean peninsula and in the wider region. -North Korea contact, the official said.
Despite the comments being largely a repeat of previously expressed concerns by Trudeau, they earned a furious rebuke from both the president and his advisors, who quickly pulled the US away from endorsing a joint statement released by rest of the G-7 allies.
"Whenever they're shaking hands, you can see the whites of their fingertips - these two guys are alpha males", Leong said.