Outcomes of Trump-Kim summit in Singapore :-
- North Korean leader Kim Jong-un pledged to work toward the “complete denuclearization” in return for security guarantees from the US and also agreed to destroy a missile engine test site.
- US President Donald Trump announced that he would halt US military exercises in South Korea and wants to remove the 28,500 US troops stationed in the South, something widely seen as a concession as Pyongyang has long claimed they are invasion rehearsals.
- However, Trump said the sanctions on North Korea for its nuclear tests will remain for now till the US is satisfied about the pact progress.
- It said the two sides committed to recovering POW/MIA (prisoners of war and missing in action) remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
Trump and Kim conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new relations between the two countries and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, according to a joint statement signed by Trump and Kim.
“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea), and Chairman Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” the statement said.
The document was signed after the two leaders had a one-on-one meeting, with translators only, followed by an expanded meeting, including their top aides and a working lunch at Capella Singapore hotel in Sentosa Island, after months of diplomatic twists and turns.
Trump said there will be a meeting next week to go over the details of the denuclearisation process. When asked about North Korea’s future economic model, Trump said it is for the country and its people to decide. He pointed out the real estate potential of its “great beaches” which can be seen on missile test footage.
While South Koreans cheered with hope and China saw an opening to discuss lifting sanctions on North Korea, some countries in Europe and the Mideast cautioned Tuesday that it was premature to judge U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s summit a success.
On the eve of the summit at Sentosa, the US had offered “unique” security guarantees to North Korea in return for a “complete, verifiable and irreversible” denuclearisation.