"We are hoping that the leaders of North Korea and the United States will be able to eliminate all disagreements, achieve mutual trust, overcome difficulties and reach a major consensus toward the implementation of denuclearization and creation of a peaceful settlement mechanism on the Korean Peninsula," the statement read.
Other politicians around the world have also addressed the issue. South Korean President Moon Jae-in noted that he "could hardly sleep last night" in anticipation of the summit and also expressed hope for "complete denuclearization and peace."
The press, however, were able to take a few photos, claiming, that the document reaffirmed commitments to "complete denuclearization" and included "security guarantees" for North Korea.
Dismantling North Korea's Nuclear Facilities to Take Decades
Despite global enthusiasm over the issue, there are many pragmatic predictions.
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono stated at a parliamentary session, as quoted by the NHK broadcaster, that the complete dismantling of North Korea's nuclear facilities may take no less than a decade, although the destruction of nuclear weapons should not take long.
"There are several steps to denuclearization. The complete dismantling of nuclear facilities will take decades. However, destruction of nuclear weapons and decommissioning corresponding facilities should not take a lot of time," the Japanese foreign minister said.
Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga on an earlier occasion also commented on the matter, saying, that the meeting would be "a significant step toward the building of peace and stability in Northeast Asia."