Tuesday In Singapore, late Monday in the United States, after President Trump and Kim Jong un held their summit, they signed a joint statement at the time of the signing ceremony it was unclear exactly what was in the statement.
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President Trump called the letter the two leaders signed, “comprehensive.”
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President Trump did say when asked, he’d “absolutely” invite Kim Jong un, to the White House. He also added there would be more meetings.
Before departing the summit venue President Trump said that Kim Jong un, was “A very worthy, smart negotiator.”
CNN has the full text of the joint statement
“President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”
The document has four main points believed to achieve the goal of denculearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
- The United States and DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
- Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula
- The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.
“The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the US-DPRK summit.”
They end the joint statement by saying they are committed to cooperate in order to promote peace, prosperity, and the security of the Korean Peninsula.