The Singapore Summit: Building a Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula

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President Trump and Chairman Kim shake hands on an elevated step with a red carpet. Behind them are many alternating U.S. and North Korea flags.
President Donald J. Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shake hands as they meet for the first time, June 12, 2018, at the Capella Hotel in Singapore.

The Singapore Summit: Building a Lasting Peace on the Korean Peninsula

President Donald J. Trump and North Korea Chairman Kim Jong Un held a historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018. During their meetings, President Trump and Chairman Kim conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.

In a joint statement, the two leaders committed to establish new U.S.–DPRK relations, to join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, and to recovering POW/MIA remains. Chairman Kim also committed to to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Here are some key moments from the Singapore Summit:

President Trump and Chairman Kim Meet One-on-One 

The United States and North Korea Delegations Hold Expanded Bilateral Meeting

President Trump and Chairman Kim Sign Joint Statement 

Following the Singapore Summit

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Editor’s Note: This entry also appears in the U.S. Department of State’s publication on Medium.