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The historic Trump-Kim summit, as it happened

© SAUL LOEB / AFP | North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump sign documents, June 12, 2018.

Text by Benjamin DODMAN , Tom WHEELDON

Latest update : 2018-06-12

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un held the first-ever meeting between leaders of their two countries on Tuesday morning in Singapore. Take a look at how the event unfolded in what was our liveblog below.

  • The US and North Korean leaders shook hands and held one-on-one talks that Trump described as "very, very good".
  • This was the first time a sitting US president met a North Korean leader.
  • Trump and Kim signed an 'important' document in which they committed to working "toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".
  • Joint document says US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official will hold follow-up talks as soon as possible.
  • Trump added that although it wasn't in the document Kim had told him "that North Korea is already destroying a major missile engine testing site ... we agreed to that after the agreement was signed."
  • In a press conference afterwards, Trump confirmed that he had discussed with Kim the issue of human rights in North Korea; the future removal of American troops from South Korea; and the repatriation of US soldiers' remains from the Korean War.

Date created : 2018-06-12

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