DPRK leader Kim Jong-un will arrive in Singapore on Sunday, June 10 to participate in the upcoming summit with US President Donald Trump. This was reported by Yonhap.
The first US-North Korean summit in history will be held, as expected, on June 12 in Singapore. At it, the heads of two states will have to discuss the prospects for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
On the eve of Trump said that all preparations for the summit have been completed. He also did not rule out the signing of an agreement to end the Korean War of 1950-1953 following the meeting.
Historical meeting: Trump and Kim Jong-un shook hands
The historic meeting in Singapore between the leaders of the USA and the DPRK began with a handshake. The talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are face-to-face. A historic meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un began with a handshake. On the morning of Tuesday, June 12, they met, smiling, at the luxurious Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore and posed in front of film and camera cameras.
After that, Trump and Kim retired to the library, where they began face-to-face negotiations, in the presence of only translators. Expressing confidence in the success of the talks, the head of the White House said: “We will have a great relationship.”
Later, representatives of the North Korean and American delegations should join the heads of state. Further, within the framework of the summit, an expanded bilateral meeting and a business lunch will be held. On the American side, these events will be attended by, in particular, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton, and White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders.
It became known the day before that Kim Jong-un suggested Trump to hold the second round of the summit in July in the capital of the DPRK Pyongyang.
It became known about a serious emergency during the meeting of Trump and Kim Jong-un
During a meeting between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, on Tuesday, June 12, an adviser to the American head suffered a heart attack.
About this Donald trump wrote on his page on Twitter.
Health problems occurred at the adviser to the President of the United States on economic issues Lawrence Kudlow.
“Our great Larry Kudlow, who is working so hard on trade and the economy, has just had a heart attack,” the American leader wrote.
According to Trump, Kudlow is currently in the Walter Reed Medical Center.
Trump and Kim Jong-un signed a joint document following the summit
US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint document following a historic summit in Singapore.
According to the US president, the signed document is “very important and quite comprehensive.” The leaders of the two countries did not explain the essence of the document, but Trump promised that journalists will soon receive a copy.
Trump also said that, in his opinion, North Korea will “carry out denuclearization very quickly.”
The media suggest that the agreement between the United States and the DPRK may also include other issues, such as human rights, sanctions and economic assistance.
After signing the documents, Trump left Sentosa Island, where the summit took place. Kim Jong-un will leave Singapore in a few hours.
How the world reacted to the historic meeting between Trump and Kim
Politicians from different countries welcome the agreement on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Further action by the United States and the DPRK requires cooperation and compromise. US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un held a historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, June 12. One of the central issues of the negotiations was the future of the North Korean nuclear program. Politicians from different countries reacted with approval to the signing of a joint document that obliges the DPRK to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.
UN Secretary General António Guterres regarded the summit as “an important milestone in promoting sustainable peace” in the region. According to Guterres, further action will require “cooperation and compromise.” Stakeholders need to “seize on this significant opportunity,” the UN Secretary General said. He also called on the world community to “patience and support.”
The EU emphasizes the importance of diplomacy
Diplomacy is the only way to establish “lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula,” said EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini. According to her, the improvement of the situation in the region was achieved thanks to the “leadership, wisdom and determination” of the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae In.
If Pyongyang implements UN resolutions and makes progress in diplomatic negotiations, the UN Security Council should consider the possibility of temporary suspension or lifting of sanctions against the DPRK, said Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang. According to him, the UN should “make efforts to support diplomacy.”
The meeting of Trump and Kim is the first step towards a sustainable future
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomes the “constructive negotiations” of the leaders of the two states. North Korea’s commitment to the full denuclearization of the peninsula is “an important first step towards a stable and prosperous future,” the minister said.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed the “clear confirmation” of readiness for denuclearization expressed by the DPRK leader. At the same time, Abe noted the need for substantial support from the United States to resolve the situation with Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea.
The Russian Foreign Ministry praised the statement by the US President following the summit. Improving relations between the US and the DPRK is “an integral part of a comprehensive settlement of the problems of the Korean Peninsula, including the nuclear,” the agency said in a statement.