It is only a few months since Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un were trading insults and threatening to launch World War Three, yet on Tuesday morning they laid aside the rhetoric and met for the first time.
The leaders of the United States and North Korea, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un, made history at the Capella Hotel on the island of Sentosa in Singapore, where they met for more than three hours at a summit where they expressed optimism and agreed to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, while Washington undertook to guarantee the safety of his old enemy.
The joint statement signed by both sides at the end of its historic summit in Singapore gave few details on how denuclearization would be achieved, Kim Jong-un and Trump made some comments at a press conference.
“I think this is the prelude to a wonderful peace,” Kim Jong-un said during the meeting. “The meeting has been really fantastic, there has been many advances,” added Donald Trump.
The two leaders met at 09:00 a.m. Tuesday before the attentive look of some 5,000 journalists ‘in situ’ and the whole world, which follows the summit from different platforms.
– The historical document –
North Korea has vowed to denuclearize while the United States has offered the Pyongyang regime “security guarantees,” according to the agreement signed in Singapore by the leaders of the two countries.
The document notes that the two countries commit to cooperate to develop new relationships and for “the promotion of peace, prosperity and security.”
“President Donald Trump pledges to offer security guarantees to the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the official name of North Korea), and President Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to denuclearization from the Korean peninsula. “