Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

  • Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

Trump, Kim Commit to 'Immediate Repatriation' of Korean War Missing

It also seemed to leave officials completely off guard in South Korea, where the presence of US troops has always been described as necessary to maintaining peace on the peninsula.

The most tangible outcome of Tuesday's summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appeared to be a commitment to recover the remains of USA military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War.

In a statement signed by both leaders, the countries agreed to the recovery of the remains and the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, which had called for Trump and Kim to address the issue of the missing prior to the summit, hailed the agreement. "You know, we did sanctions and all the things you would do", President Trump said. "Now the hard work to bring the initiative to fruition begins".

President Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un sign a joint document at the nuclear summit. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. 3. "We will be there together with North Korea along the way", Moon said in a statement.

However, Trump and Kim may need one more meeting to discuss existing problems, according to the USA president. About 5,300 were lost in North Korea. North Korea also insists that the USA troop presence in the South, as well as its nuclear "umbrella" over allies Seoul and Tokyo, are part of America's "hostile" policy toward the North.

US forces in South Korea were also apparently clueless as to the decision to suspend the military exercises.

"The core of the U.S".

The Pentagon has said the exercises are essential to alliance-building and military readiness.

Associated Press writers Kim Tong-hyung in Seoul and Gillian Wong in Beijing contributed to this report.