Photograph of Trump-Kim joint statement goes viral

Photograph of Trump-Kim joint statement goes viral

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Reuters photo.

Though the contents of the joint statement by US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un have not yet been made public, alert photographers made it easy for journalists world over.

After the two leaders signed the statement, Trump in his usual act displayed the document to the media sitting in front.

The image of the document which was taken in a burst mode was immediately put online.

Trump will be holding a press conference later in the day during which he will brief the media about the outcome of the summit, the first-ever between a sitting US president and North Korean leader.

"President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula," it reads.

The two leaders signed a "very comprehensive" document after their historic summit today, with the US president saying that the process of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula will begin "very soon" and the North Korean leader promising to leave the bitter past behind.

The two leaders had a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, followed by an expanded meeting including their top aides and a working lunch at Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa Island after months of diplomatic twists and turns.

The landmark summit marked the first stage in a process that the US, Japan, China and South Korea hope will lead to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula.