Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un became on June 12 the first sitting U.S. and North Korean leaders to meet, shake hands and negotiate to end a decades-old nuclear stand-off.
"India welcomes the United States-DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Summit held in Singapore".
"President Trump believes that Kim Jong-un has an unprecedented opportunity to change the trajectory of our relationship and bring peace and prosperity to his country", he told reporters.
"We're not reducing anything", Trump said.
"It is perfectly reasonable to hope that we are seeing the beginning of a process that will lead to a complete, permanent, verifiable end to North Korea's nuclear capabilities".
Trump said after the summit that the United States would no longer conduct its joint war games with the South Korean military, but many experts feel this would be a bad concession. "South Korea joint military exercises, which the DPRK side regards as provocation, over a period of good-will dialogue between the DPRK and the USA, offer security guarantees to the DPRK and lift sanctions against it along with advance in improving the mutual relationship through dialogue and negotiation", the statement continued.
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In fact MNSBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough took to Twitter to express that he did have "many concerns" about the so-called "Shotgun Summit", but he also noted that he thought a handshake between the two leaders was "far preferable to them making war".
When relations between the US and the DPRK thawed slightly between 1990 and 2005, a repatriation agreement allowed 229 sets of remains to come home to American families.
"It was a great success for North Korea", said Sung-Yoon Lee, a professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University who is an expert on Korea.
Young men watched the Trump-Kim summit with heightened anticipation.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted that the US negotiating team "delivers for America's swagger".
The statement seemed to surprise South Korean President Moon Jae-in.
Trump said he expected the denuclearisation process to start "very, very quickly".
Trump's supporters, who relish his unconventional diplomatic style, are likely to hail the summit as a foreign policy win for the president over one of America's most bitter long-time foes even as he feuds with Washington's closest allies after leaving an economic summit in Canada in disarray over the weekend.
"That is a long time for these big massive planes to be flying to South Korea to practice and then drop bombs all over the place and then to go back to Guam, I know a lot about airplanes, it is very expensive".