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The Latest: Trump: I talked to Kim personally before summit

U.S. President Donald Trump reaches for North Korea leader Kim Jong Un after they signed documents at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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

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.