Singapore, June 12, 2018. The President of the United States Donald J. Trump, met with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, in the first summit meeting between the leaders of the two countries. They signed a joint statement, agreeing to security guarantees for North Korea, new peaceful relations, reaffirmation of the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, recovery of soldiers’ remains, and follow-up negotiations between high-level officials. Immediately following the summit, Trump announced that the US would discontinue “provocative” joint military exercises with South Korea and would “eventually” withdraw troops stationed there.
Reactions of world leaders and international organizations to the US-North Korea summit:
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano: “I welcome today’s Joint Statement of President Trump of the United States and Chairman Kim of the DPRK at the Singapore Summit which includes the DPRK’s commitment towards complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: “NATO welcomes the historic summit between the President of the United States and the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. NATO strongly supports all efforts leading towards the eventual denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.”
Spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stéphane Dujarric: “The Secretary-General welcomes the holding of the Summit between the leaders of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and the United States as an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.”
President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in: “The June 12 Sentosa Agreement will be recorded as a historic event that has helped break down the last remaining Cold War legacy on earth. It is a great victory achieved by both the United States and the two Koreas, and a huge step forward for people across the world who long for peace. Once again, I would like to pay my respect to President Trump who achieved a feat that no one else has ever delivered.”
EMN Intuitive analysis of the US – North Korean Summit: Pres. Trump is a “Reality Show” politician and a gambler ( or a risk taker). His tactics with North Korea: I will treat North Korean leader as a celebrity, a great leader who wants change for his country; I will declare to the whole world that North Korea is “no longer a threat to the world”. I will stop joint US-South Korean military exercises to show my trust. … After what I do for him, Kim Jong-un has to step up and act according to my highest expectations. 51/49 chance…. Time will show.
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Source of information – US Department of State, White House Press, UN multimedia