President Donald Trump greeted North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un with handshake as the two leaders met for the first time.
The two walked down a pathway lined with North Korean and American flags and met in the middle for the gesture.
They then turned and faced the members of the media in the crowd to pose for their first photos together.
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From there the pair went to a sitting room to make brief statements before their private meeting.
In those remarks, Trump seemed positive about the prospects of the meeting.
“I feel really great, we’re going to have a great discussion, and I think tremendous success,” Trump said. “It will be tremendously successful. And its my honor, and we will have a terrific relationship I have no doubt.”
Through a translator, Un seemed to agree with Trump, but also focused on the struggles that led up to the historic meeting, which he called “obstacles on our way forward.”
“Well it was not easy to get here,” un said. “The past feels almost like fetters on our limbs,” Kim added. “And the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward, but we overcame all of them and we are here today.”
This is a developing story.