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Trump, Kim sign document after meeting in Singapore
World | politics | 12:13, 12 June 2018 | 582

AKIPRESS.COM - The US and North Korean leaders have signed an agreement after historic talks held in Singapore, The Guardian reported.

Trump and Kim arrived in the signing room, walking in together and taking seats at the table.

Trump said the pair were signing a “very important document, a pretty comprehensive document”.

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.”

After making statements, they shook hands and signed the documents.

It is still unclear what they have signed. Trump said that would become clear shortly and that he would “discuss this at great length” in a press conference later this afternoon, but that the document was “comprehensive”.

“A lot of goodwill went into this, a lot of work, a lot of preparation. We’re very proud of what took place today,” said Trump.

Trump said the relationship between the world and North Korea was going to change in light of the agreement. “We are going to take care of a very big and very dangerous problem for the world,” said Trump.

Trump was asked if he and Kim had talked about denuclearisation and he replied: “We’re starting that process very quickly, very very quickly.”

Trump ignored a question about whether the pair had discussed about Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held in a North Korean labour camp, and died shortly after being flown back to the US. Kim did not reply when asked if he was willing to give up nuclear weapons.

“We’re very proud of what took place today,” said Trump. “I think our whole relationship with North Korea and the whole Korean peninsula is going going to be a very much different situation to what it has been in the past. We both want to do something, we’re both going to do something and we’ve developed a very special bond.”

“I want to say thank you to Chairman Kim, we spent a lot of time together today, a very intensive time.”

Trump was asked if he would invite Kim to the White House and Trump replied: “Absolutely”.

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