"We had a historic meeting and chose to leave the past behind", Kim said as he and Trump signed the joint statement, adding, "The world will see a major change".
The Trump administration has insisted that it wants North Korea to commit to the "complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization" of the Korean Peninsula.
FILE PHOTO: People watch from a shopping mall food court in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Koreatown as Singapore hosted a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 11, 2018. "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea".
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday exploded at an unidentified reporter who asked him a very basic question about verifying the destruction of North Korea's nuclear arsenal.
Xi met twice with Kim before Singapore and retains a strong influence on the situation - China even lent Kim a plane to get to the summit.
The decision to publish extensive coverage of the summit seems to reflect North Korea's desire to portray itself to citizens as a player on the global stage, and is considered by some to be a propaganda coup.
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Kim said he held some hostility against the young communist leader before, but it dissipated when he saw Kim open to negotiations. Tooth says North Korea's coal exports have nearly exclusively been to China due to the sanctions placed by most western nations.
South Korea's President Moon Jae-in played a critical part in bringing about the Singapore summit, patching things up when the meeting threatened to founder amid a return to mutual mudslinging.
North and South are also likely to renew their push towards a declaration that the 1950-53 Korean war is over, after fighting stopped in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.
After returning to the White House Wednesday, Trump also defended his decision to halt the joint military exercises with South Korea, which he called "war games" - a term used by Pyongyang - arguing on Twitter that the United States will "save a fortune".
This distinction is important because it would give North Korea a loophole to argue that it does not need to allow inspectors into its facilities.
Going forward, officials in Tokyo are reportedly seeking an Abe-Kim summit to thrash out the issue head-to-head.
Thirty-nine percent believe the summit has lowered the threat of nuclear war between the United States and nuclear-armed North Korea, slightly more than the 37 percent who said they did not believe it changed anything.
He said about half of the cost is for security.