Coca-Cola has launched limited-edition cans to commemorate the historic summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

Marking the unprecedented meeting between two leaders, the cans display the message ’Here’s to peace, hope and understanding,’ written in both English and Korean, with the hashtag #TastethefeelingofHope.

As part of the marketing campaign, Coca-Cola has recreated its iconic swirl animation, this time portraying Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un as cartoon characters. In the animation, the two leaders walk toward each other, with their respective trails becoming one as they meet in the middle to shake hands.

Coca-Cola has also shared a video on Facebook featuring interviews with people on the streets of Singapore on the day of the summit. One woman in the video said: “It’s a universal drink. You don’t have to be a certain race, or from a certain country, to even recognise this drink.”

Another woman said: “I believe this can help to bring people closer together.”

The video ends with a song made famous by Coca-Cola’s 1971 ‘Hilltop’ ad – ‘I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony’.

“We’ve created this social media post to mark the historical summit taking place in Singapore this week between the United States and North Korea,” says a Coca-Cola spokesperson speaking to Drinks Insight Network, “Our advertising legacy is made up of several examples like this where Coca-Cola has celebrated moments of optimism for change.”

Coca-Cola’s website claims its products are available in ‘over 200 countries’, despite there being only 195 independent countries on the planet. North Korea is one of the few countries globally where Coca-Cola is not sold, with another being Cuba .Cuba was one of the first three countries outside the US to bottle Coke in 1906. The company moved out of the country as Fidel Castro’s government began seizing private assets in the 1960s, and has never returned. Until last year, Coke was also not sold in Myanmar, however as relations between Myanmar and the international community have improved, American investment was allowed and Coke was reintroduced.

Releasing the video celebrating the summit could be Coca-Cola’s attempt at at enticing the North Korean market, which has been under a long-term US trade embargo since 1950’s.

Coca-Cola’s entry into any country is a powerful symbol, says Tom Standage, author of A History of the World in Six Glasses.

He said: “The moment Coca-Cola starts shipping is the moment you can say there might be real change going on here.

“Coca-Cola is the nearest thing to capitalism in a bottle.”