It was a handshake that made history but how much progress Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un made beyond that interaction isn’t clear.The joint statement signed by the two men was light on specifics.North Korea reaffirmed its commitment to quote work towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
这是一次历史性的握手，但唐纳德.特朗普(Donald Trump)和金正恩(Kim Jong-un)自此次互动之外取得了多少进展尚不清楚。两人签署的联合声明在细节上不够明确。朝鲜重申了它致力于为实现朝鲜半岛无核化所作的努力。
Starting the process very quickly, very very quickly, absolutely.In return, Trump offered unspecified security guarantees, the two men thought a new era of US-North Korea relations.Afterwards Trump was very optimistic, my meeting with Chairman Kim was honest, direct and productive.We got to know each other well in a very confined period of time.Trump also announced the US will freeze its military exercises with South Korea which he said were expensive, provocative and inappropriate.
We will be stopping the war games which will save us a tremendous amount of money unless and until we see that the future negotiation is not going along like it should.The personal warmth between the two men was unmistakable.Trump told VOA Contributor Greta Van Susteren that he enjoyed his interaction with Kim.
Really he’s got a great personality, he’s you know funny guy, he’s a very smart guy, he’s a great negotiator.He loves his people not that I’m surprised by that but he loves his people and I think that we have a you know the start of an amazing deal.We’re gonna denuke in North Korea.
Trump also told VOA that he brought up human rights with Kim much now depends on Kim who said very little publicly during the summit.
The old prejudices and practices worked as obstacles on our way forward but we overcame all of them and we are here today.Trump says the next step is talks next week led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Bill Gallo VOA News, Singapore.