Primarily geared towards firming up details of the upcoming summit, the visit appears to have been instrumental in winning the men's freedom.
They are the latest in a series of Americans to be held in North Korea for alleged anti-state activities in recent years, only to be freed during the visit of a high-level US official or statesman.
On Wednesday morning, the three Americans were released from North Korea and boarded a plane bound for home. "When the plane refueled in Anchorage one of the detainees asked to go outside the plane because he hadn't seen daylight in a very long time".
The last American to be freed - Otto Warmbier, who was jailed for stealing a hotel sign - was released past year but was fatally ill, and died shortly after returning home.
Pence said: "I simply let them know that while we received this news with joy, that Otto was on all our hearts and the family was in our prayers". "But we got up front our people home rather than that having been an afterthought".
Mr Trumpthanked Mr Kim for the early release of Kim Dong Chul, Tony Kim, Kim Hak Song, which he described as a positive sign ahead of the pair's meeting.
After handshakes the president, standing alongside the three men, expressed thanks to North Korean leader Kim for releasing them, stating that "I really think he wants to do something" to bring North Korea "into the real world".
With the former detainees by his side on a dark air base tarmac, Trump said during a made-for-TV ceremony that it was a "great honor" to welcome the men back to the USA, but he added that "the true honor is going to be if we have a victory in getting rid of nuclear weapons". It is far from clear that is an outcome acceptable to the Pyongyang regime which has taken decades to develop nuclear warheads and the missiles to deliver them. Trump said in a tweet.
They appeared exhausted but in excellent spirits, flashing peace signs and waving their arms as they emerged from the aircraft.
Trump has said he wants North Korea to completely shut down its nuclear weapons program.
The ex-prisoners are Korean-American missionary Kim Dong-chul, who was sentenced in 2016 to 10 years' hard labor; Kim Sang-duk, also known as Tony Kim, who taught for a month at a foreign-funded university before he was arrested in 2017; and Kim Hak-song, who also taught there and was detained last year.
The dispatch also made the first official mention by the North of plans for the Trump-Kim summit.
Trump's announcement came hours after the arrival on US soil of three Americans previously held prisoner by North Korea. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are also awaiting the arrival of the former detainees.
The US president and North Korea's Kim Jong-un will finally sit down for a summit on June 12 in Singapore, Donald Trump has stated. State Department official Brian Hook was with him and among the first Americans to see the three men.
The men were taken to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where they are to be evaluated and receive medical treatment before being reunited with their families.
"Since their independence, they've very deliberately developed a reputation as an honest broker between East and West", said David Adelman, the former USA ambassador. They were released Wednesday by North Korea.
Should the June gathering go ahead, it will mark a dramatic turnaround in political relations between North Korea and the United States, two nations which officially have not had ties since the 1950s.
But the swiftness in the development of events concerning North Korea has analysts anticipating potentially historic outcomes.
"South and North Korea shared the view that the measures being initiated by North Korea are very meaningful and crucial for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and agreed to carry out their respective roles and responsibilities in this regard", the two leaders wrote in a joint statement. "It is out of the question", he said, adding that MBS is too close to the city, so getting to and from the venue will be a hassle for officials and others attending the meeting.
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