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Trump-Kim Summit: Joint Agreement on “Complete Denuclearisation” Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sign joint agreement aiming towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula

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PRESIDENT OF the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, and the Leader of the Democratic Republic of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, held a ‘first of its kind’ summit in Singapore where they signed a joint statement aiming to achieve complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, finally bringing an end to the repercussions of the Korean War.

The following are live updates of the events pertaining to this historic day.

2:17 PM: In a live press conference addressing the media, Trump says that USA will be stopping the “very provocative” war games with South Korea.

I believe things will change, I think I’ve helped them. There’s nothing I can say, all I can do is do what I can do, to stop the nuclearisation

– Donald Trump on human rights in North Korea

12:36 PM- Trump and Kim’s joint statement is released to  Reuters. Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.-DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, in the statement Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un state the following:

1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity

2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work towards complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.

4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

For the first time in history, President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.-DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

12:09 AM- Pictures of the signed agreement emerge, North Korea commits to work towards denuclearisation.

11:59 AM- The fact that the two leaders “can sit together and have equal talks has important and positive meaning, and is creating a new history,” Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told AFP reporters.

11:55 AM- Impatience regarding the contents of the agreement grow as the people wait for an official press release of the document.

11:11 AM  The leaders sign an agreement although it’s unclear what the agreement is about. Talking about the agreement, Trump tells the press that “We’re very proud of what took place today.”, he moved on to say “We are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world.” Kim said, “Today we have had a historic meeting, we decided to leave the past behind. The world will see a major change. I would like to express my gratitude to President Trump for making this meeting happen.”

10:08 AM– Trump and Kim finish their working lunch and address the press. Trump tells The Guardian about the bilateral talk saying that it was a “really fantastic meeting” and that they had made “fantastic progress”. He also reveals that they are on their way to a signing.

Ivanka Trump tweeted a supportive tweet slashing those against this agreement in what seems to be a shot at China.

9:14 AM– Following the end of the bilateral talks between the American and North Korean Delegations, the working lunch begins where Trump jokingly asks reporters to take a ‘beautiful picture’ leaving Kim stunned, as The Guardian reports.

7:41 AM Trump and Kim go away for the ‘expanded-bilateral’ talks where the leaders are accompanied with key advisers.

6:69 AM– The leaders address the media before carrying out the discussion, where Kim Jong Un says,“it has not been easy to get here. The past worked as fetters on our limbs, and the old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles, but we have overcome them and we are here today.”

6:34 AM– Trump and Kim meet at Capella hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore, and shake hands at the steps of the hotel before the cameras, in what is the first-ever meeting between the leaders of these two great nations ever since the Korean War.

–ENDS–

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