EU hails US-North Korea summit as a victory of diplomacy

The European Union (EU) Tuesday welcomed today’s summit meeting between the US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore saying that diplomacy is the only way forward towards lasting peace on the Korean Peninsula.

“Pursuing the diplomatic track is often challenging, but it is always rewarding. This Summit was a crucial and necessary step to build upon the positive developments achieved in inter-Korean relations and on the Peninsula so far, thanks to the leadership, wisdom and determination of the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in” said EU High Representative Federica Mogherini in a statement.

“The ultimate goal, shared by the entire international community and as expressed by the United Nations Security Council, remains the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. The Joint Statement signed by the U.S. and DPRK leaders today gives a clear signal that this goal can be achieved,” noted the EU foreign policy chief.

The EU remains ready to facilitate and support the follow-on negotiations and other steps aimed at building confidence and ensuring long-lasting peace, security and prosperity on a Korean Peninsula free of nuclear weapons, added Mogherini.

Source: Kuwait News Agency