Kim summit to cost Singapore 'around $20 million': PM Lee

The sun rises over the bridge on the banks of the Yalu River in the Chinese border town of Dandong opposite to the North Korean town of Sinuiju

Singapore Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan wrapped up a visit to Washington and Pyongyang on Saturday and told reporters in Beijing that both sides had expressed thanks for Singapore's work to prepare for the summit on a short notice.

Adding to the unreality of the meeting, the Capella Hotel venue is only a stone's throw from the Universal theme park.

After briefly moving away from the media glare, Mr Kim and Mr Trump reappeared, walking together along a balcony and posing for pictures.

The first meeting that the pair had on their schedule was one-on-one, accompanied only by translators.

"The two leaders are certainly under great pressure to make the talks of the century a success", the editorial said.

Kim responded: "It was not easy to get here".

From there, the group expanded even further for a working lunch.

"Kim Jong Un's agreement to meet Trump means he's having a hard time (from sanctions)".

Mr Trump had said on Saturday he would know within a minute of meeting Mr Kim whether he would reach a deal.

Kim spoke at the signing, through a translator, saying that they had a "historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind".

Aware that the eyes of the world were on a moment many people never expected to see, Kim said many of those watching would think it was a scene from a "science fiction movie".

President Trump says North Korea's Kim Jong Un has made an "unwavering commitment" to complete denuclearization after an historic meeting in Singapore.

Read a full copy of the document here. "But that's not part of the equation right now", Trump said. "It's possible. We're dealing at a high level, a lot of things can change a lot of things are possible".

Members of the U.S. delegation, including USA secretary of state Mike Pompeo, right, and John Bolton, national security adviser, left, and North Korean advisers watch a television screen showing the meeting. "I came here after overcoming all obstacles". "We both want to do something", Trump said after signing the letter.

South Korea's Presidential Blue House said it needed to "to find out the precise meaning or intentions" of Trump's statement, while adding that it was willing to "explore various measures to help the talks move forward more smoothly". We've overcome so many obstacles which blocked our eyes and ears, dragging our feet down due to the past history, prejudices. "Leaving dark days of war and conflict behind, we will write a new chapter of peace and cooperation".

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland responded to the White House comments by saying that Canada will retaliate to United States tariffs in a measured and reciprocal way and that Canada will always be willing to talk. "I believed in North Korea".