Tuesday June 12 2018

US President Donald Trump (right) walks out with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) after taking part in a signing ceremony at the end of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. PHOTO | POOL | ANTHONY WALLACE | AFP

By NTV Digital

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un shook hands and smiled as they started a historic summit on Tuesday, just months after they traded insults and threats of nuclear war. According to the two presidents this is the beginning of the end to a nuclear standoff on the Korean Peninsula.

Some are calling it the 'alpha handshake' after the two leaders greeted each other on the patio of the Capella Resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore, against a backdrop of six American flags and six North Korean flags.The handshake is geared towards  good tidings for the two countries . On Tuesday president  Kim  told  Trump that though there were obstacles in the relationship between the two countries this day was a show of a great overcome,with President Trump saying this was a  historic summit with North Korean leader and it had gone  "better than anybody could have expected",..the handshake is a preamble to signing  a document following talks on ways to end a nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

"There will be challenges ahead but we will work with Trump. We overcame all kinds of skepticism and speculations about this summit and I believe that this is good for the peace,” said president Kim.

Should they succeed in making a diplomatic breakthrough, it could bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, like the visit of former U.S. President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 led to the transformation of China.