Mr Trump shook hands with Kim Jong Un at the border line on the Korean peninsula's demilitarised zone (DMZ), a swift turnaround in Twitter diplomacy after floating the idea on social media on Saturday.

The American leader was invited to cross the line by Mr Kim, and stepped over, spending a brief time in North Korea before bringing Mr Kim back with him into South Korea.

During the meeting, the pair agreed to revive talks on the North's nuclear weapons programme.

The historic handshake and photo opportunity is the third time Mr Trump and Mr Kim have met, and was the first meeting since a failed second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam in February.

As Mr Trump approached Mr Kim, the North Korean leader said: "I never expected to meet you at this place." Mr Trump also extended an invitation to Mr Kim to visit the White House.

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