SINGAPORE (AP) — The Latest on the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump in Singapore (all times local):

8:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump is thanking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for “taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people,” saying their summit Tuesday “proves that real change is possible!”

Tweeting from Air Force One, which just landed in Hawaii to refuel on the trip back from Singapore, Trump says, “There is no limit to what NoKo can achieve when it gives up its nuclear weapons and embraces commerce & engagement w/ the world.”

Trump is celebrating Tuesday’s agreement to launch a process to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula, though experts and allies are still awaiting details on the broad accord the two sides say they’ve reached.

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8:15 a.m.

North Korea says leader Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump have agreed to visit to each other’s country at an unspecified time.

The invitations appear to be a trade of diplomatic pleasantries, and could also depend on progress in denuclearization that Kim promised to Trump during Tuesday’s summit.

Pyongyang’s Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that Kim invited Trump to visit Pyongyang “at a convenient time.”

It says Trump also invited Kim to visit the United States.

KCNA says the two leaders “gladly accepted each other’s invitation, convinced that it would serve as another important occasion for improved” relations between their countries.

No sitting American and North Korean leaders have visited each other’s countries since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

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7:40 a.m.

North Korea says U.S. President Donald Trump expressed his intention during a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to halt joint military drills between the U.S. and South Korea.

The North’s official Korean Central News Agency said Wednesday that Trump also expressed his intention to offer security guarantees …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Nation, World

      

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