What did Donald Trump’s handshake with Kim Jong-un mean? The President’s greeting explained

KIM Jong-un shared a historic handshake with Donald Trump before signing an important document.

But what does the handshake exactly mean, and what will happen next? Here’s what we know so far.

 Kim Jong-un shared a historic handshake with Donald Trump

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Kim Jong-un shared a historic handshake with Donald Trump

What is the North Korea–United States summit?

Kim became the first sitting North Korean leader to meet the US President in power.

So, the tête-à-tête has been called the North Korea-United States summit, or the Singapore summit as it happened at a posh hotel on Sentosa Island in the nation.

The handshake was snapped by the paparazzi and already the historic photos have been published across the world.

The private meeting which followed lasted 41 minutes, and afterwards Trump declared the denuclearisation process of North Korea will start “very, very quickly”.

“The world will see a major change,” Kim said.

 Kim Jong-un said the 'world will see a change'

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Kim Jong-un said the ‘world will see a change’

What happened after the meeting?

The leaders faced the world’s press after their discussions.

The North Korean tyrant said: “Many people in the world will think of this as a form of fantasy from a science fiction movie.

And Trump said: “Working together we will get it taken care of. We will solve it.

“We’re going to take care of a very big and a very dangerous problem for the world.”

They then signed a “comprehensive agreement” which will document changes to the way North Korea handles nuclear weapons.

Of course, the politicians also enjoyed a lavish lunch in the five-star hotel.

 Trump sat down with representatives from North Korea and then chatted one-to-one with Kim

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Trump sat down with representatives from North Korea and then chatted one-to-one with Kim
 Trump is working to thaw relations with the rogue nation

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Trump is working to thaw relations with the rogue nation

What did Kim and Donald enjoy for lunch?

The world leaders tucked into prawn cocktails, beef ribs and Häagen-Dazs ice cream for their working lunch.

The traditional prawn cockatil was served with avocado salad, a green mango kerabu with honey lime dressing and fresh octopus or Korean stuffed cucumber, known as Oiseon.

They were offered beef short rib confit, served with potato dauphinois and steamed broccoli and red wine sauce on the side for the main course.

Alternatives included a braised cod dish.

Ice cream was one of three options for dessert.

 Trump and Kim sign the agreement during a ceremony in Singapore

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Trump and Kim sign the agreement during a ceremony in Singapore

What happens next?

The US hopes the meeting will be the first step to improve relations with North Korea and convince Kim to ditch nukes.

Trump has expressed he intends to meet Kim again in the future.

And, through an interpreter, Kim said: “The entire world is watching the historic summit between (North Korea) and the United States of America, and thanks to your sincere efforts … we were able to complete the preparations for the historic summit.”

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un sign document to end historical summit in Singapore

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