In pictures: Historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un

US President Donald Trump has thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for 'taking the first bold step towards a bright new future for his people' after their historic Singapore summit.

US President Donald Trump makes a statement before saying goodbye to North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.Picture: AFP PHOTO / POOL / Susan Walsh

Mr Trump said at a news conference after a face-to-face meeting with Mr Kim that “real change is indeed possible”.

He also said that he is prepared “to start a new history” and “write a new chapter” between the two nations.

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He said: “The past does not have to define the future.”

Mr Trump and Mr Kim concluded the extraordinary summit by signing a joint document in which they committed to working towards the “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”.

The document signed by the two leaders also said they will join efforts “to build a lasting and stable peace regime” on the Korean Peninsula.

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