"The fact that we have been chosen as the site of the meeting... says something about Singapore's relations with the parties - with America, with North Korea - (and) also our standing in the worldwide community", said Lee. Trump grasped Kim's right arm as they shook, and then, later, took hold of Kim's left arm as they turned to face the cameras and the world, both their expressions momentarily deadening before they turned to face each other again, and smiled.
The US has offered North Korea "unique" security guarantees to persuade it to give up its nuclear arsenal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday, on the eve of a historic summit in Singapore.
Lifting sanctions could be a win for North Korea - possibly enough to show some success from this first meeting in Singapore, Gregg added.
"We had a really fantastic meeting, a lot of progress, very positive", Trump said.
The President is well-prepared for tomorrow's engagement with Chairman Kim.
Mr Trump and Mr Kim sit down with their respective delegations for the US-North Korea summit, following a private discussion that kicked off the historic meeting between the leaders.
One the eve of the talks, American officials maintained any resulting agreement must lead to an end of North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile threats.
"I think that very quickly I'll know that something good is going to happen", Trump said in Canada where we met leaders of other G7 economies. Recent financial disclosures by his daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who also act as senior White House advisers, detailed extensive property holdings of their own (paywall).
"I learned he's a very talented man".
North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency reported that Kim enjoyed the "nocturnal bird's-eye view" from the Marina BaySands "observation platform".
In the hours before the summit began, Trump expressed optimism about prospects for the first-ever meeting of sitting USA and North Korean leaders, while Pompeo injected a note of caution whether Kim would prove to be honest about his willingness to denuclearise.
After the summit ended, Trump assessed that Kim had a "great personality" and is 'very smart - good combination'.
Singapore, the host country of the upcoming U.S.
However, it now appears that the U.S.is confident tings are going smoothly.
North Korea expert Zhang Liangui, a professor of global strategic research at the Communist Party's Central Party School, told The Straits Times Mr Kim might have sought help from the Chinese because of safety concerns about the condition of his jet.