Foreign Affairs
Trump-Kim seal historic achievement with landmark summit

U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un entered the history books as they became the first two heads of state from both countries to meet face to face in a bid to lessen the great tension that existed between them. At the historic summit in Singapore, the two countries signed a declaration which, among others, provides that North Korea completely disarms its nuclear armaments. In comments to the media, President Trump stated that the strong relation he built with Kim Jong-un will lead to invite him to a White House meeting.

Until last December, no one predicted that the American President would shake hands with the North Korean leader. The first historic meeting between them in Singapore, which until a few weeks ago seemed improbable, appears to be successful giving the impression that the two leaders had a good meeting as if they knew each other closely.

Trump described the meeting with Kim Jong-un as tremendous, stating that the special relation he built with Kim will make him invite the North Korean leader to another meeting at the White House.

The U.S. President said: “I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korea peninsula is going to be very much different situation than it has in the past. We both want to do something, we are both going to do something, and we’ve developed a very special bond, so people will be very impressed, people will be very happy.”

The historic summit ended with the signing of an agreement which diplomatic observers describing it as too generic, which may mean a lot or nothing in due time. It is however being reported that the agreement paves the way for the beginning of a de-nuclearisation of the Korean peninsula. No indication was given about when this disarmament will start, but President Trump only said that it will commence soon.

As a sign of the two leaders understanding of each other, the American President declared that he will stop the annual joint military exercises between American and South Korean troops. The North Korean government had always described the exercises as a provocation. Trump stated today that the military exercises were too costly, adding that the United States offered security guarantees to North Korea.

Assisted by an interpreter, Kim Jong-un said that the two countries decided to put the past behind them and move forward, with the agreement leading to great and positive changes to the whole world.

 

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