Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make historic joint statement

13 June 2018

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un make historic joint statement

United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed an historic joint statement, following their summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

The joint statement follows what the leaders describe as “a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions related to the establishment of new US-DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.”

President Trump has committed to providing “security guarantees” to North Korea, which will include an end to US military exercises in the vicinity of the Korean Peninsula.

Chairman Kim has committed North Korea to working toward “complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”.

The Singapore Summit is the first time in history that the leaders of the feuding countries have met, described by President Trump and Chairman Kim has “an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities.”

Expressing “the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity”, further negotiations will be conducted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant official of North Korea “at the earliest possible date”.

Both countries will also cooperate in recovering the remains of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action, which will include “immediate repatriation of those already identified.”