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The Trump - Kim Summit
Jun 12, 2018 at 03:49 PM

The Quick Facts

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un held their highly-awaited summit in Singapore on June 12th, 2018.
  • The summit included a high-profile handshake between the two leaders.
  • After an exchange of opinions, Trump and Kim signed and issued a 2-page joint statement.
  • President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to North Korea and agreed to suspend joint military exercises with South Korea.
  • Kim Jong-Un reaffirmed his commitment to the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula but didn’t provide a detailed timeline or plans.
  • Both leaders committed to recovering POW / MIA remains and promised the immediate repatriation of already-identified remains.
  • Trump and Kim agreed to hold follow-on negotiations, led by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level North Korean official.

Food For Thought

Did this summit make you more skeptical or more hopeful about the potential for peace on the Korean peninsula?

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