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    • CommentAuthoralisa086
    • CommentTimeJun 12th 2018
     
    The joint statement signed by Trump and Kim included four key points. The pair pledged “to establish new US-DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.” Trump and Kim promised to “join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.” Kim reaffirmed a declaration he adopted during his April meetings with South Korea, where he vowed to work with that country on a formal end to the Korean War. Last, Trump and Kim said they would cooperate on recovering remains of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action from that conflict “including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.”

    Trump and Kim’s joint statement was not distributed to press at the signing. Yahoo News was able to obtain the text by zooming in on photos of the documents the pair displayed at the event.

    Perhaps the most concrete outcome of the statement was a commitment to “hold follow up negotiations led by the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a relevant high-level DPRK official at the earliest possible date.”

    Trump and Kim shook hands prior to the latter’s departure Tuesday afternoon. As they bid farewell, Trump responded to shouted questions from reporters. He said they planned to meet “many times.” Trump was also asked if he would invite Kim to the White House.

    “Absolutely I will,” Trump said.