The document, which Trump deemed “very comprehensive,” says the two sides commit to hold follow-up negotiations and to cooperate to develop bilateral relations.
Details on the document are incoming, the president said at the conclusion of the leaders’ highly anticipated Tuesday summit, but Trump did say “we’re starting that process very quickly — very, very quickly” when asked about whether Kim had agreed to denuclearization.
A photo of the document Trump signed revealed that the leaders agreed on these four points:
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 toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including immediate repatriation of those already identified.
“I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the Korean Peninsula is going to be a very much different situation than it has in the past. We both want to do something, we both are going to do something, and we have developed a very special bond,” Trump said at the signing ceremony. “This is going to lead to more and more and more.”
After the signing of the document, Trump declared to the assembled media at the summit that Kim was a “very worthy, very smart negotiator.”
“We had a terrific day and we learned a lot about each other and about our countries,” Trump said, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the North Korean dictator. “I learned he’s a very talented man. I also learned he loves his country very much.”
The summit began with the two men briefly shaking hands and taking a photo side-by-side, then moving to another room, where they sat and made brief statements for the press.
“We’re going to have a great discussion and, I think, tremendous success. It will be tremendously successful. And it’s my honor,” Trump said.
“We will have a terrific relationship — I have no doubt,” the president added.