The US-North Korea summit in Singapore yielded good results on Tuesday. The leaders signed a joint agreement that detailed how they would work to fully denuclearise the Korean peninsula and offer security assurances to North Korea.
Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary of State, is expected to have follow-up talks with North Korea’s officials as soon as possible to discuss a quick start in the denuclearisation plan.
Political analysts said until action is taken to make the agreement a reality, it would remain merely symbolic and a repeat of the negotiations that took place 10 years ago. However, at the public signing after the meeting, Kim assured “the world would see a major change” while Trump said the summit would lead to more.
Trump and Kim’s former feud was well-documented, but the leaders seemed intent to change their feud status and have both accepted mutual invitations to visit each other’s countries. Their efforts towards creating peace might take time to implement, but the effect will secure peace not only between US and North Korea, and North and South Korea, but the whole world.