Trump and Kim greeted each other earlier in the day with extended hands in front of a row of US and North Korean flags. In their first meeting they were joined only by translators.
"We both want to do something. We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond. So, people are going to be very impressed. People are going to be very happy," Trump said at the conclusion of the summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un during a formal ceremony. In the signed document, the North Korean leader "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." In exchange, Trump agreed to "provide security guarantees" to North Korea.
The signatures on the final document
"We learned a lot about each other and our countries," Trump said after sitting next to Kim and signing the document. "Today, we had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind," Kim said through a translator. "The world will see a major change." In a news conference after summit Trump insisted saying: „I think he wants to get it done." He also suggested the American joint military exercises with South Korea will not be continued. Possibly in the future he will decide eventually withdraw US forces from South Korea but "that's not part of the equation right now." "He is very talented," Trump said, citing Kim's ability to "take over a situation like he did at 26 years of age and run it.”