Kim-Trump summit making headlines around international media

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Published on 13 Jun 2018, 5:05
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Now we take things to Singapore.
The leaders of North Korea and the U.S. have both departed what was once a media-hyped summit location of the city-state on Tuesday,... but the two leaders' meeting is still the hot topic for the day.
Our Lee Ji-won joins us live from Singapore.
Ji-won, how is the world reporting on this?

Ji-yoon, like you said, the two leaders' meeting is still making the headlines around the world.
But the international media all have different takes and highlights of the summit.
The Straits Times, a Singapore based English newspaper called the summit the 'First step on a long road to peace'.
It said that the two leaders signed a deal that promised Pyongyang's complete denuclearization of the peninsula while the U.S. would provide it with security guarantees.
CNN's main story was on Trump's military pullback and how it alarmed its allies, namely South Korea and Japan.
Now, China's state-run Xinhua News Agency looked more towards the future, saying that the summit heralds a thaw in Pyongyang-Washington ties.
It also contained Beijing's response to the summit where the State Councilor and Foreign Minister highlighted the significance of the summit, which China had long called for.
Japanese media, meanwhile focused on the abductee issue, that has been mentioned at the summit, according to Trump. They expressed hope in resolving the issue and how it is an important matter for Japan's Prime Minister, who is facing problems in his local politics.
The general consensus the media seemed to have is that although this surely is a step towards a new opening, the joint statement lacks details and has vague wordings.

Now Jiwon,... both leaders have left, we know Kim Jong-un should have arrived in Pyongyang,... but we have yet to receive any confirmation on Trump's touch-down in Washington.

Yes, in fact U.S. President Donald Trump,… even before landing in his home country,… tweeted about the summit with his North Korean counterpart this morning.
His tweet reads, "the world has taken a big step back from potential Nuclear catastrophe No more rocket launches, nuclear testing or research "
And he also thanked "Chairman Kim", saying their "day together was historic."
And as for the departures,... Semin, North Korea's Kim Jong-un left Singapore at around 11:20 PM yesterday,... and he is expected to have arrived in North Korea this morning.
Meanwhile, U.S. President Donald Trump left about 30 minutes earlier than expected, at 6-thirty local time, on his Air Force One, from the Paya Lebar Airbase, just as he came into the city state.
On his plane, Trump talked with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at around 8-twenty to share the results of the Joint Statement with North Korea.
He is known to have stopped over at airbases in Guam and Hawaii to encourage U.S. forces and is expected to arrive at the White House sometime Wednesday morning.

Ji-won, you briefly mentioned the Joint Statement, which is the outcome of this June 12th summit.
Can you tell us more about it.

Sure Semin. The weeks and months of talks North Korea and the United States had over the issue of denuclearization and establishing ties,... came down to that statement. And although it's rather simple and short, it shows the two leaders' strong faith in each other.

It states that the two leaders conducted an in-depth and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of a new Pyongyang-Washington relationship,... as well as building a lasting and robust foundation that leads to peace on the Korean peninsula.

The major point of this summit was also concisely stipulated. U.S. President Donald Trump committed to providing security guarantees to North Korea, and conversely, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

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