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A piece of history: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un summit in pictures

Following talks, the two leaders signed a historic document committing to denuclearisation. Credit: AP

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un have come together for a momentous summit which saw them commit to the "complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".

The document also committed to recovering and repatriating the remains of those killed during the Korean War, and to "building a lasting and stable peace regime" on the Korean peninsula.

It also stated that the two countries would establish a "new relationship".

The two leaders share a monumental handshake. Credit: AP

A joint document added that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official would hold follow-up talks as soon as possible.

In a meeting that seemed unthinkable just months ago, the leaders met at a Singapore island resort, shaking hands warmly in front of a row of alternating US and North Korean flags.

The two leaders emerged from their historic meeting smiling. Credit: AP

They then moved into a roughly 45-minute one-on-one meeting, joined only by their interpreters, before including their advisers.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have made history by meeting in person. Credit: AP

For all the upbeat talks and document signing, it remains to be seen what, if any, concrete results the sit-down would produce.

Kim Jong-un could not contain his excitement that he was sat next to the US President. Credit: AP

The unprecedented meeting seemed unthinkable just months ago, with the US President threatening North Korea with "fire and fury" over its nuclear weapons programme and increasing sanctions on the reclusive state,

Meanwhile, Mr Kim called Mr Trump "mentally deranged" and a "dotard".

Alluding to the past tensions, speaking through an interpreter, Mr Kim said it had not been "easy to get here" and that there "were obstacles but we overcame them to be here".

The pair made history as they sat down together at a negotiation table. Credit: AP

However, at the beginning of 2018, Mr Kim indicated a thawing of international relations, sending North Korean athletes to the Winter Olympics in South Korea, with the two nations walking into the opening ceremony as a joint team and a shared flag.

Huge motorcades took both leaders to the summit site in Singapore. Credit: AP

Critics of the summit leapt at the handshake and the moonlight stroll Mr Kim took on Monday night along the glittering Singapore waterfront, saying it was further evidence that Mr Trump was helping legitimise Mr Kim on the world stage as an equal of the US President.

The pair sit down for a working lunch. Credit: AP

Mr Kim has been accused of horrific rights abuses against his people.

During his stroll, crowds yelled out Mr Kim’s name and jostled to take pictures, and the North Korean leader posed for a selfie with Singapore officials.

Singapore Minister for Foreign Affairs, Vivian Balakrishnan takes selfie with Mr Kim on his late night stroll. Credit: Twitter/Vivian Balakrishnan