Singapore - Nearly five hours of unprecedented talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un culminated on Tuesday with fulsome declarations of a new friendship but just vague pledges of nuclear disarmament.
Trump took a gamble extending his hand to one of America's longtime adversaries, and the final outcome of that gesture might not be known for years or even decades.
However, President trump said the two leaders have developed a "very special bond," after signing a document vowing North Korea's commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. In exchange, Trump agreed to "provide security guarantees," to North Korea.
Below is the full text of the signed document:
Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit
- 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.
President of the United States of America
Chairman of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea