In pictures, the historic US-North Korea summit

By AFP
Published: June 12, 2018
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SINGAPORE: United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hailed their historic summit on Tuesday as a breakthrough in relations between Cold War foes, but the agreement they produced was short on details about the key issue of Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons.

The extraordinary encounter saw the leader of the world’s most powerful democracy shake hands with the third generation scion of a dynastic dictatorship, standing as equals in front of their nations’ flags.

Traffic crosses the causeway leading to Sentosa, the resort island where US President Donald Trump met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. PHOTO: AFP

Traffic crosses the causeway leading to Sentosa, the resort island where US President Donald Trump met with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) walk toward one another at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) walk toward one another at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) as they sit down for their historic US-North Korea summit. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (L) as they sit down for their historic US-North Korea summit. PHOTO: AFP

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) after lunch and during a break in talks. PHOTO: AFP

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (R) walks with US President Donald Trump (L) after lunch and during a break in talks. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) sign documents as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and the North Korean leader's sister Kim Yo Jong (L) look on at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump (2nd R) and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un (2nd L) sign documents as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (R) and the North Korean leader’s sister Kim Yo Jong (L) look on at a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump holds up a document signed by him and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

US President Donald Trump holds up a document signed by him and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un following a signing ceremony during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

The pen assigned for use by North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, but was left unused after a different pen was provided for Kim, is seen following a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

The pen assigned for use by North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un, but was left unused after a different pen was provided for Kim, is seen following a signing ceremony with US President Donald Trump during their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken on late June 11 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 12, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un walking on the Jubilee bridge during a tour in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP

This picture taken on late June 11 and released from North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on June 12, 2018 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un walking on the Jubilee bridge during a tour in Singapore. PHOTO: AFP

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  • Subhasis Maji
    Jun 12, 2018 - 6:50PM

    Don’t need 3rd country for IND/PAK talks. Just need open mind and Zero pre-condition.Recommend

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