Tuesday the 12 of June 2018 was a historical event in the history of The United State of America and North Korea as the Leaders of these two Countries meet to discuss the future of their country.
Early Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met face to face for the first time in Singapore and a handshake between Trump and North Korea’s Kim made history when the two men walked to the middle of a red-carpeted podium at an island resort in Singapore and extended their hands.
The tremendous clicking of camera shutters made it hard to hear what the two leaders were saying to each other as they headed into their historic summit.
The two delegations met in the room with their teams, Kim’s “right-hand man” and former spy chief Kim Yong-chol, and foreign minister Ri Yong-ho sat with him while Trump had his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton. But arguably the most important players in the room, besides the two leaders, are the interpreters who are tasked with expressing and correctly translating the words of the other side.
After the summit the leaders signed a “comprehensive” document,in front of journalists from around the world. promising a new relationship between the two countries for “peace and prosperity”..
The document commits North Korea to work towards a “new relationship” between Washington and Pyongyang.
It also promised the “complete denuclearisation” of the Korean peninsula. This means that there would be no nuclear weapons in North and South Korea.
The US had demanded “complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation”.
President Trump says the talks worked out “far better than anybody could have expected”.
There was also a commitment to build “a stable and lasting peace” on the Korean peninsula.
“I think both sides will be very impressed with the result,” Mr Trump said at a signing ceremony with Mr Kim.
The US president said more details would be provided at a press conference due shortly.
“People are going to be very happy and we’re going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world,” he added.
Mr Trump spoke of a “special bond” with the North Korean leader and said he was “absolutely” willing to invite him to the White House.
“We’ve decided to leave the past behind,” Mr Kim said. “The world will see major changes.”
Still, analysts remain divided on what the summit will ultimately achieve. Some see it as a propaganda win for Mr Kim, others a potential path to peace. While some hope the summit will have a positive outcome.