Trump, Kim open second nuclear summit with handshake, smiles

US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un open their second summit Wednesday with hopeful words and a private chat before sitting down for dinner and further talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons.

The two exchange smiles and a warm handshake in front of a phalanx of alternating American and North Korean flags.

They pose for cameras before disappearing for their private tete-a-tete, similar to one they had at their first historic meeting last year in Singapore.

“We made a lot of progress,” Trump says of their first summit. “I think the biggest progress was our relationship, is really a good one.”

Asked if this summit would yield a political declaration to end the Korean War, Trump says “We’ll see.”

Kim says he was “confident of achieving the great results that everyone will welcome.”

— AP

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