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U.S.- North Korea summit in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during a signing ceremony during a meeting on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)

In pictures: Donald Trump's 'fantastic' historic first meeting with Kim Jong-un

Chris Parsons
News Editor

US president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shared an historic handshake as they met for the first time.

The two clasped hands for a long while as they posed for photos in front of a row of US and North Korean flags.

Mr Trump then directed Mr Kim to walk down a hallway, where they briefly spoke.

It is the first ever meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.