Another possibility from the summit is a deal to end the Korean War, which North Korea has long demanded, presumably, in part, to get US troops off the Korean Peninsula and eventually pave the way for a North Korean-led unified Korea.
In the lead up to the summit, North Korea rejected any unilateral nuclear disarmament, and KCNA's reference to denuclearisation of the peninsula has historically meant that Pyongyang wants the United States to remove its "nuclear umbrella" protecting South Korea and Japan.
Pompeo said the U.S.is prepared to offer "unique" security guarantees to North Korea to ensure that eliminating its nuclear weapons won't end badly for Kim's regime.
He added that the "ultimate objective" of a historic summit with North Korea had not changed and the United States was "eager to see" if North Korea was honest about denuclearisation.
However, he played down the possibility of a quick breakthrough and said the summit should set the framework for "the hard work that will follow", insisting that North Korea had to move toward complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation.
That's in part because of South Korea's diplomatic outreach to the North, which was highlighted by two summits this spring between the rivals' leaders.
Kim spent much of the day out of public view, sparking media speculation he was planning his strategy for the Tuesday summit with Trump.
The spokesman said Trump told Moon he would send Pompeo to Seoul immediately after the summit to explain its outcome.
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He called them "expensive" and " provocative ", using terms usually employed by the North Koreans in criticizing the drills. I figured Trump [would] at least get some missiles or a site closure or something concrete.
Mr Balakrishnan also said that the Singapore government was footing the hotel bill for Kim Jong Un and his delegation who are staying at the St Regis hotel. Ghasemi said US President Donald Trump's actions in abandoning the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and other global agreements, had shown he was an unreliable partner.
"North Korea has previously confirmed to us its willingness to denuclearise and we are eager to see if those words prove honest".
For the North, Kim Jong Un has already won a huge propaganda bonus by merely having the summit and sitting down as an equal with the USA president, an accomplishment his father and grandfather sought but could never realize.
At the same time, North Korea should reiterate its previous commitment to full denuclearization within a defined time period and keep up with its moratorium on long-range ballistic missile and nuclear weapons tests, he added.
During the meeting, the officials also celebrated Trump's birthday.
But he has since lowered expectations, backing away from an original demand for North Korea's swift denuclearisation.
Then-South Korean President Syngman Rhee wanted to continue fighting and refused to sign the treaty.
In fact, only hours before the White House announcement, U.S. secretary of state Mike Pompeo had seemed to lower expectations for the meeting, which Mr Trump had earlier predicted could potentially yield an on-the-spot deal to end the Korean War.
Lee welcomed Trump for a one-on-one meeting at the Istana palace and invited the president to return to the island state on an official visit in November, an invitation Trump accepted, according to The Straits Times.