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Tuesday has marked the first time a U.S. sitting president sat down with a leader of the hermit kingdom. Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un have met on Singapore's Sentosa island, where they are expected to address issues such as nuclear disarmament and peacebuilding on the Korean peninsula.
The summit is arguably one of Trump's most significant diplomatic moves in the international arena, especially after months of heated exchanges and threats of nuclear confrontation. The talks started at 9 a.m. on Tuesday Singapore time, and this might be the beginning of the end of diplomatic and economic estrangement.
According to Kim's translator, the North Korean leader said: "We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace."
White House press secretary Sanders shared a series of tweets showing Trump's interaction with Kim. "[email protected] and U.S. delegation start expanded bilateral meeting with Leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean delegation," she wrote.
BBC reports that North Koreans know about the summit, and it is "being reported by state media and that in itself is already quite remarkable."