On June 12, US President, Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un set for a summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore to set a peace between the two countries that have technically been at war for 68 years.
The meeting was for the first time, a serving US president sat down with the leader of North Korea, and came just months after tension and fears of conflict. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said “sanctions will increase” if talks don’t move in the right direction.
While Trump is pushing for complete, irreversible denuclearization of North Korea, Kim is likely eager to strike an agreement that eases sanctions and brings an end to the Korean War, while allowing him to keep at least part of his nuclear arsenal.
8.20 am: Three South Korean protesters outside the Capella Hotel are demanding that Kim Jong Un free the remaining hostages from the Korean War.
7.30 am: Trump holds the delegation-level talks with North Korea Kim Jong Un
7: 26 am: Trump replies to have a one-on-one meeting with Kim Jong Un was ‘very, very good,’ says they have an ‘excellent relationship’.
7:25 am: Trump, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together along balcony after a one-on-one meeting.
7.15 am: Go into the meeting with Kim Jong Un with your “heart on the table,” and focus on the future: Former NBA star Dennis Rodman advice to Donald Trump as he appears on TV channel CNN.
7.10 am: Video of Donald Trump shaking hands with Kim Jong Un was shown.
6.50 am: Closed door meeting between Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump underway, reports TV channel CNN.
6.46 am: Kim Jong Un says “we came here after overcoming” all the obstacles.
6.43 am: Trump replied, “we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt.” Adding with the words, “I feel really great. It’s gonna be a great discussion and I think tremendous success. I think it’s gonna be really successful and I think we will have a terrific relationship, I have no doubt,” Trump responds when asked how he felt in the first minute.
6.40 am: “Nice to meet you Mr President,” greeted Kim Jong Un while sitting down alongside Donald Trump.
6.39 am: Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un posed up for photographs together at summit site in Singapore.
6.36 am the historic summit begins between the two country.
6.27 am: Kim Jong Un steps out of limousine at venue for summit.
6.07 am: Trump is scheduled to meet Kim for the first time at 9 am local time (6.30 am IST)
6.05 am: Before the two leaders meet alone with a pair of interpreters for roughly 45 minutes while their entourages wait nearby, it is expected to share a handshake at the beginning.