The leaders of North Korea and the US are meeting for talks in Singapore. Read the latest updates on the historic summit at DW.

U.S. President Donald Trump sits next to North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un before their bilateral meeting at the Capella Hotel

— US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are meeting for a historic summit on Singapore’s Sentosa Island.

— They first met face to face with only translators at their sides. They were later joined by top aides for a bilateral meeting. 

— There have been smiles and handshakes all around, with both sides speaking warmly about each other.

All times in GMT/UTC

0224 Looking at who is in the group meeting, Kim has Kim Yong Chol, his most trusted policy adviser, Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho and Ri Su Yong, the top Workers’ Party official for international affairs. On Trump’s side is National Security Adviser John Bolton, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly.

0209 Handshake after handshake. This time shared by Trump’s press secretary.

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Sarah Sanders


.@POTUS and US Delegation start expanded bilateral meeting with Leader Kim Jong Un and North Korean Delegation.

0208 Trump’s social media manager has shared images from inside the bilateral meeting.

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Dan Scavino Jr.


Bilateral meeting with respective delegations underway now! History in the making.

0200 More details on Ludlow’s heart attack. He is recovering in hospital.

0159 Trump said at the group table that he and Kim “will solve a big problem, a big dilemma.” Kim said: “We will solve it.”

0155 Trump says the meeting was “very, very good,” says they have an “excellent relationship.”

0154 The leaders have joined their colleagues for a group meeting. Trump and Kim are making comments.

0150 After about 30 minutes they have re-emerged. They are not responding to questions.

0145 The world is waiting to see what will happen from this meeting. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres earlier urged the two leaders to seize the opportunity “to support a peaceful, prosperous, secure and verifiably denuclearized Korean Peninsula.”

0142 Sarah Huckabee Sanders has shared behind the scenes images of delegates meeting.

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Sarah Sanders


US Delegation greets North Korean Delegation and watches @POTUS and Leader Kim Jong Un meet for first time. cc: @SecPompeo @AmbJohnBolton

0127 Trump’s director of social media has shared an image of the second handshake. Both looking chummy.

Dan Scavino Jr.


President Trump & Chairman Kim Jong-un are currently in 1:1 bilateral meeting with their interpreters.

0112 The meeting is underway, media have left the room.

0109 Kim says they have overcome a lot of obstacles to make this meeting happen. “Old practices and prejudices worked against us but we overcame all of them and we are here today.”

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump

0108 Trump says: “We’re going to have a great discussion.” Says it will be successful and predicts a “terrific relationship.”

0105 They are heading in to a room to make public comments. Trump’s hand is on Kim’s back. All smiles.

US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit

0104 They have finally met and shaken hands. Normal length handshake, no apparent tugging from Trump.

0059 Trump is emerging from his car and entering the hotel doors.

0053 Kim has just exited his armored limousine and entered the hotel doors.

0038 Trump has just tweeted from the summit site that Larry Kudlow, his economic adviser, has had a heart attack. He is not part of the Singapore team, but has just returned from the G7 summit in Canada.

Donald J. Trump


Our Great Larry Kudlow, who has been working so hard on trade and the economy, has just suffered a heart attack. He is now in Walter Reed Medical Center.

0031 Kim’s motorcade has arrived. Summit is due to start in about 30 minutes.

0020 Trump has arrived at the summit site. His aides were on Twitter during the journey.

0008 And Kim Jong Un is on his way now too. A North Korean flag is flying from his limousine.

A motorcade transporting US President Donald Trump departs the Shangri-La Hotel to take him to a meeting with Kim Jong-un

0007 Trump is still busy tweeting about domestic issues, less than an hour before the meeting.

Donald J. Trump


Just won big Supreme Court decision on Voting! Great News!

0006 US President Donald Trump’s enormous motorcade has left his hotel and is heading to Sentosa Island for the meeting.




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