"It’s a very great moment in the history of the world."
During a daylong summit in Singapore, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement to work toward complete denuclearization and a lasting "peace regime" on the Korean Peninsula.
At a press conference following the meeting -- the first of its kind between a sitting US president and a North Korean leader -- Trump repeatedly touted its importance, at one point saying, "
For his part, Kim said that the
Here are the major moments of the historic day.
Greeting: The two leaders met in person for the first time and shook hands before a line of American and North Korean flags.
Bi-lateral meeting: After Trump and Kim huddled privately for less than an hour, with only interpreters present, they moved to a larger meeting with key US and North Korea aides.
Working lunch: Trump and Kim sat for a working lunch. Trump jokingly asked the assembled camera operators if they were making him and Kim look "nice and handsome and thin."
The menu may have given him cause for concern, given that it included:
Signing of the joint agreement:
Trump's press conference: With Kim already aboard a flight back to North Korea, Trump addressed assembled press from around the world.
In an ebullient mood, Trump joked with reporters -- telling one they had the same hair -- and offered praise for Kim and their summit.
The president went so far as to say he eventually wants to end the decades-long US military presence on the Korean Peninsula.
"At some point... I want to get our soldiers out. I want to bring our soldiers back home," he said. "But that's not part of the equation right now. At some point I hope it will be, but not right now."
Trump added: "We will be stopping the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money, unless and until we see the future negotiation is not going along like it should. But we'll be saving a tremendous amount of money. Plus, I think it's very provocative."
At the same time, Trump said economic sanctions against North Korea would stay in place.