US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a "comprehensive" document at the end of their historic summit here on Tuesday, vowing to forge a new partnership and reverse decades of American policy toward the rogue regime.
Trump also said he wanted to withdraw the U.S. troops stationed in the South, something he promised on the campaign trail, saying: "I'd like to be able to bring them back home".
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference in Singapore on June 12, 2018.
A defector who used to be a North Korean diplomat said, "Even though he was not trained as a professional translator, he was picked up because of his outstanding English proficiency". "I too spent a sleepless night.I ardently hope for a successful meeting that brings us complete denuclearisation and peace". "This may very well be transformative for him as a person and for the office that he occupies", the former New Jersey Superior Court judge added.
Kim could be seen smiling as he looked inside the vehicle.
Trump and Kim shook hands and posed for photos before their almost 40-minute one-on-one conversation behind closed doors.
There was speculation throughout the day over whether Kim Jong Un had taken his private jet- an Ilyushin IL-62M - from Pyongyang, but official photos released by the Singaporean Ministry of Communications and Information showing Kim meeting Balakrishnan on the tarmac appear to reveal that he flew to Singapore aboard an Air China Boeing 747.
President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary summit Tuesday with lofty promises by the American president to take care of a "very risky problem" and Kim forecasting "major change for the world". Friend, and ally of Kim, former basketball player Dennis Rodman (bottom right), also hinted at the North Korean's proficiency in English.
But in the hours before the summit, the White House unexpectedly announced Trump would depart Singapore earlier than expected - Tuesday evening - raising questions about whether his aspirations for an ambitious outcome had been scaled back.
Trump and Kim reached a broad agreement on Tuesday that North Korea would move toward denuclearizing the Korean peninsula, while the United States committed to providing security guarantees, and suspending war games with its ally in Seoul.
U.S. President Donald Trump's motorcade arrives at the Capella Hotel.
"We'll meet again. We will meet many times".
He also spoke of how happy he was that Trump had agreed to meeting with Kim, which no USA president has done before.
The former National Basketball Association star was in Singapore for the summit, although the White House has repeatedly said he's not an official part of the USA delegation.