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Is No Deal Better Than A Bad Deal?: The Failed Trump-Kim Summit | CNA Insider

On June 2018, US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un met in Singapore for a landmark summit.

At the end of the summit, both Trump and Kim signed a document outlining the two leaders’ commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

Then in February 2019, both leaders met again in Hanoi.

This time, hopes are high that tangible progress could be made at the meeting in Hanoi on denuclearisation.

But after a year of optimism, the talks in Hanoi suddenly broke down. Both leaders walked out of the agreement empty-handed, with no agreement on a declaration of peace on the Korean peninsula.

Mr Trump insisted that no deal was better than a bad deal.

Kim Jin-Hyang, the president of the GaeSeong Industrial District Foundation, was disappointed by the outcome. And experts like Graham Ong-Webb, a research fellow from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, who spoke to Insight have differing views.

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