History made: President Trump and Kim Jong Un shake hands

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met and shook hands, kicking off their history-making summit Tuesday morning local time.

They are the first leaders of their respective countries to meet, the culmination of months of diplomatic wrangling and negotiations.

It is a stunning development for the two nations, who regularly traded threats and insults throughout 2017.

The two men will now meet one-on-one meeting in the Capella Hotel, accompanied only by their translators, ahead of expanded talks at 10 a.m. local time (10 p.m. ET).

On the agenda is North Korea’s nuclear capabilities, which Trump is hoping to convince them to abandon in exchange for economic assistance.

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