"The world will see a major change."
That message has been made from U.S. President Donald Trump and top leader of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) Kim Jong Un after the historic meeting in Singapore on Tuesday June 12.
U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un promised to work on a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. Also Washington has pledged to provide security guarantees to Pyongyang said news agencies from all around the world.
The joint statement, signed by the two leaders, has little detail on how and in what deadline the goals will be achieved, said Reuters. Experts recall that ten years ago there was talk of denuclearization on the peninsula, but that goal was never fulfilled. Today they think that the process will last for at least a decade, it will be expensive and will require the signing of a non-assault contracts between the two countries.
"The fact that both of them got to know each other and perhaps trust each other is good for future negotiations." said former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson.
A Chinese resident in Beijing said if that’s true, it is good news for the regional and global security.
"I think denuclearization of the DPRK is the best thing for our neighbor, China, and the world. It's what everyone wants. The danger of nuclear weapons is way too big." he said.
A U.S. resident added that with the positive vibes coming out of the summit, it looks like a peace deal might be around the corner.
"I hope good things gets better. We don't want to have nuclear weapons on our heads." expressed a U.S. resident.
Trump called the just-concluded one-on-one talks a "tremendous success" and leader Kim Jong Un also spoke highly of the summit. A lot South Koreans think about the summit as a victory.
"The summit between the DPRK and South Korea was positive so the DPRK – U.S. talks are surely positive." said a resident from Seoul.
Here in Eastern Europe, durring the hole day Bulgarian televisions, radio stations and online medias followed the historical summit.
"Historic meeting!" "Trump met Kim!" "For the first time acting US president will meet a North Korean leader!" wore the words you can here from every TV or radio station. Every media who worked on the news, presented it with a different unique style. Some made live connections from the U.S. with various international experts, others wore working from there studios or newsrooms.
"The EU announced the meeting in Singapore as a proof that the path to peace is through diplomacy." shared a reporter of NOVA TV.
A lot of radio starions talked for hours about not only for the U.S. – DPRK summit, but also for the Inter-Korean summit held in April. The Bulgarian National Television (BNT) spent the most time for the subject, making short videos about leader Kim Jong Un and about the Korean War and how the events went to end up at the U.S. – DPRK summit.
Here in Bulgaria the news around the Korean paninsula are not main focus, but still every media follows them with caution and hope for good results and peaceful life at East Asia.