US President Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump

'Anyone can make war, but only most courageous can make peace'

ANI | Updated: Jun 12, 2018 18:17 IST

Singapore City [Singapore], Jun 12 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday heaped praises on North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, saying, "Anyone can make war, but only the most courageous can make peace."
"Kim Jong-un has the chance to seize a better future for his country. Anyone can make war but only the most courageous can make peace," Trump remarked during a press conference in Singapore after the historic summit ended.
He branded Kim as a "very smart, very good negotiator," saying the North Korean leader "might want to do this as much or more than me."
Both the leaders signed a joint agreement, according to which Kim committed for 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula', as per media reports.
The US president noted that he will be inviting Kim Jong-un at the appropriate time and that the latter has accepted, adding, "Kim told me that we have never gone so far. He said that he never had the confidence in any of the previous Presidents in getting things done. He wanted to do this, even more than me."
"It is a great day and one of the greatest moments in the history of the world," Trump added, "We are prepared for the new history. We are ready to write new chapters. The past does not to have defined future."
Prior to the signing of the comprehensive document, both the leaders had a working lunch and walked around Capella, where they held a bilateral meeting in the morning.
The meeting came after months of deliberations between two countries, over the time and venue of the summit.
Despite Kim threatening to call off the summit talks following the 'Max military drills' and Trump announcing to call off the event, citing "tremendous anger and open hostility" from North Korea as the reason, the historic summit finally culminated successfully.
Trump has departed for the US from Singapore's Paya Lebar Airbase aboard Air Force One after holding talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
He's headed back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with brief stops in Guam and Hawaii first, CNN reported. (ANI)