Trump expects 'signing' after Kim summit

Donald Trump has hailed the summit with Kim Jong-un as a success

US President Donald Trump says a summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had made "a lot of progress" and the two sides are expected to sign an unspecified agreement.

Asked by reporters how the talks were going, Trump said: "A lot of progress - really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line, very good. We're going now for a signing." He gave no further details.

Trump made the remarks as he and a Kim walked around Singapore's Capella hotel after a working lunch aimed at discussing ways to end the nuclear standoff on the Korean peninsula.

The two strolled in a courtyard flanked by palm trees and tall grass before briefly talking with reporters.

Trump guided Kim to his presidential limousine, and an aide opened the door, as Trump invited Kim to peer inside.

The two leaders then shook hands and have gone separate ways, but both have remained on the hotel's grounds.