It was an extraordinary moment. After months of threats and insults, the leaders of the U.S. and the DPRK shook hands and held talks in Singapore.
Afterwards they signed a joint statement. It said that Kim Jong Un is committed to the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula while President Trump is committed to providing security guarantees to the DPRK. Both leaders said the summit is ushering in a new era in relations between their countries.
CGTN’s Wang Guan begins our coverage from Singapore
To discuss this:
- Soojin Park a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program.
- Brian Becker is a national coordinator with the anti-war group – ANSWER Coalition.
- Lester Munson is the vice president with BGR Government Affairs.
- Tong Zhao is a nuclear policy fellow with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Read the 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.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 12, 2018
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 12, 2018