THE TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT
On June 12, an historical summit took place between American president Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on Sentosa Island, in Singapore. The two men signed a joint statement in which North Korea commits to “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” Donald Trump also agreed to North Korea’s “freeze for freeze” demand − the U.S. will halt joint military exercises with South Korea in exchange for Pyongyang’s freezing missile and nuclear tests. Many political experts said that the summit was not a big success for Trump, who made concessions but got no specific commitments in return. At the same time, they acknowledged that war was finally off the table. After the meeting, Trump vehemently sang Kim Jong-un’s praises in the media: “He’s got a great personality. He’s a funny guy, a tough guy, he’s very smart, he’s a great negotiator. He loves his people.”
joint conjoint, commun / statement déclaration / to commit to sth s’engager sur qqch / freeze gel (ici, au sens figuré) / demand exigence / to halt mettre un terme à / in return en contrepartie / to acknowledge reconnaître (officiellement) / to be off the table ici, ne plus être d’actualité / praise éloge(s) / guy gars, type / tough dur, coriace / smart intelligent.