President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un started their summit in Singapore with a very cold handshake and no smiles but ended it with a much warmer handshake and lots of smiles. They signed an agreement that they both commit to “work to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” and new relations between the two countries, which raises a lot of questions.
But lets put the questions aside, it’s a historic day for everyone (especially Dennis Rodman, former NBA player). The American President and North Korean Leader have met, talked and signed an agreement. This shows the rest of the world that there is a chance for change. It’s very inspiring and hopefully, other conflicts in Africa, the Middle East, the Far East and Eastern Europe will come to an end (or close to it).
It took some time, preparations and guts to get to this moment. Even after the meeting was set, it was canceled and set again. These two men have a lot of baggage with them, mostly ego, but it was worth it – the two have met and something good might grow out of it.
The two countries had a silent but deadly contest between them by showing off missile test, military maneuvers and lots of weird declarations. N. Korea leader, Kim Jong Un wanted to get close to South Korea during the winter games, while at the same time telling the US that N. Korean missiles can reach America.
President Trump, on the other hand, tweets, and rants about Kim and his declarations. The two Koreas get closer during and after the winter Olympics. After that, the North Korean leader tells the south that he is willing to talk to the US.
From there, things escalated, but this time, in a good direction, which peaked at the meeting held today (June 12, 2018). Let’s hope we see some change.