Monday, June 18, 2018

The June 12 Trump-Kim Jong-un Summit

"On June 12, 2018, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met in Singapore to discuss North Korea’s nuclear program, building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, and the future of U.S. relations with North Korea (known officially as the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK). During their summit, the first-ever meeting between leaders of the two countries, Trump and Kim issued a brief joint statement in which Trump “committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK,” and Kim “reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” The Singapore document is shorter on details than previous nuclear agreements with North Korea and acts as a statement of principles in four areas:

 Normalization: The two sides “commit to establish” new bilateral relations.
 Peace: The U.S. and DPRK agree to work to build “a lasting and stable peace regime.”
 Denuclearization: North Korea “commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” as was also promised in an April 2018 summit between Kim and South Korean leader Moon Jae-in.
 POW/MIA remains: The two sides will work to recover the remains of thousands of U.S. troops unaccounted for during the Korean War,,:
Trump-Kim Jong-un Summit

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