On Tuesday, June 12 in Singapore, the-much anticipated summit between the United States and North Korea kicked off as the world watched. The meeting marks the first-ever time that a sitting U.S. president has met with a North Korean leader. Indeed, these photos of Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore will go down in history, as they capture the momentous nature of the summit.
The summit was scheduled to commence at 9 a.m. local time at the Capella Hotel on the island of Sentosa. As The Guardian reported, the summit officially began when Trump and Kim came together for a historic handshake on the steps of the hotel, as they stood in front of a bevy of American and North Korean flags. The two men then briefly addressed the media, before heading to a private one-on-one meeting session, accompanied by only their interpreters.
Following this meeting, Kim and Trump attended an expanded bilateral discussion, in which several North Korean and American advisers were present. As The Guardian reported, the discussion is currently ongoing and is scheduled to wrap up at around 11:30 a.m. local time. The American president and North Korean leader will then head to a working lunch.
While the summit is still unfolding, photos that have emerged from it thus far capture the significant nature of the moment — and will likely be seen in history books for many years to come.