February 21, 2019
As part of a bold new diplomacy, we continue our historic push for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
A TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY: President Donald J. Trump is committed to achieving a bright and secure future for all people on the Korean Peninsula and across the world.
- On February 27 and 28, 2019, President Donald J. Trump will meet with Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) Chairman Kim Jong Un for a second summit in Hanoi, Vietnam.
- This summit aims to make further progress on the commitments the two leaders made in Singapore: transformed relations, a lasting and stable peace, and the complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
- The President has made clear that should North Korea follow through on its commitment to complete denuclearization, we will work to ensure there are economic development options.
- The United States and partners are prepared to explore how to mobilize investment, improve infrastructure, enhance food security, and more in the DPRK.
- Robust economic development under Chairman Kim is at the core of President Trump’s vision for a bright future for United States–DPRK relations.
HISTORIC RESULTS: President Trump’s historic negotiations with Chairman Kim are already producing results.
- In June 2018, President Trump met with Chairman Kim, marking the first in-person meeting between the leaders of the two countries.
- Since President Trump’s Singapore summit with Chairman Kim, relations between the United States and DPRK have reached new heights.
- North Korea has not conducted a nuclear weapons or missile test in more than 400 days, and has committed to the dismantlement of plutonium and uranium enrichment facilities.
- Chairman Kim has reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearization, including in his New Year’s speech.
- Thanks to President Trump’s leadership, Americans are no longer detained in North Korea.
- North Korea has returned remains of Americans who died during the Korean War, and we are working to return more.
A PUSH FOR PEACE: President Trump is working to build coalitions and achieve real progress on North Korea.
- Prior to President Trump, efforts to negotiate limits on the DPRK’s nuclear program failed, despite billions of dollars in payment under prior administrations.
- Upon taking office, President Trump built an unprecedented international coalition to demonstrate that the world would not accept a nuclear-armed North Korea.
- The international coalition mobilized by President Trump implemented a maximum pressure campaign and the President has called on all countries to comply with these sanctions.