UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — U.S. president Donald Trump shook hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday June 12 —  the first time a U.S. president and North Korean leader have ever met.

Trump said he has no doubt the two countries will have a terrific relationship and that the summit will be a tremendous success.

Kim said it wasn’t easy to get here because of past “practices and prejudices” but that this meeting of the two countries finally overcomes those obstacles.

The North’s leader arrived at the conference minutes before the U.S. president.

He wore his signature uniform holding a document in one hand and his glasses in the other.

Trump arrived moments later and the two leaders shook hands at the red carpet and exchanged brief conversation.

The leaders and their translators were the only people to attend the meeting.

The historic summit took place at Singapore’s Capella Hotel in Sentosa Island 9 a.m. local time.