ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday signed a “comprehensive” document following a historic summit aimed at working toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
The meeting took place at a luxury hotel in Singapore between the two leaders of nations that have shared hostile relationship since the Korean War began in 1950.
Before signing a “comprehensive letter,” Kim stated that they had held a historic meeting “and decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change.”
Trump said that the denuclearization process would happen “very, very quickly,” stating he had created a “special bond” with Kim and that, from now on, relations with North Korea would be very different than they had been in the past.
“This is going to lead to more and more and more,” the US president said.
Asked by reporters whether he would invite Kim to the White House, Trump replied, “Absolutely, I will," and added that the summit with Kim had gone “better than anybody could have expected.”
“A lot of progress - really very positive... Top of the line, very good. We’re going now for a signing,” Trump told journalists, without giving details on what would be signed.
The North Korean leader previously described the summit as “a good prelude to peace.”
The summit is expected to bring lasting change to the security landscape of Northeast Asia, if successful, similar to the visit of former US President Richard Nixon to China in 1972 which led to the normalization of relations between the two countries.
Editing by John J. Catherine