Trump-Kim summit: More may have been achieved than meets the eye

US President Donald Trump reacts at a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Singapore, on June 12, 2018.
US President Donald Trump reacts at a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Singapore, on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

Given the huge publicity hype and inflated expectations that accompanied the Singapore summit yesterday, it was inevitable that the joint text signed by United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would be regarded as a letdown.

The document says little that is either new or groundbreaking, apart from the inevitable references to the historic nature of the meeting.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'More may have been achieved than meets the eye'. Print Edition | Subscribe