After years of undiplomatic exchanges, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un faced each other for the first time and shook hands on Singapore soil.
A little after 9am this morning, the two leaders met at Capella Hotel and went straight into the first order of business: a handshake, some niceties exchanged, and a photo op of the historic moment.
The summit began with a one-on-one encounter that’ll go on for 45 minutes, followed by an expanded bilateral meeting at 10 am in which US and North Korean officials would be in attendance. A working lunch will kick off at 11:30am.
The North Korean delegation is reportedly scheduled to leave Singapore as early as 2pm today, immediately after the summit.
With Kim setting what seems to be a strict ticking clock on the meeting, Trump is now reportedly planning to leave Singapore 15 hours earlier than expected — meaning he might fly back to Washington tonight, rather than tomorrow morning as originally planned.