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South Korean president hopes for ‘major agreement’ at US-N.Korea summit

[6/11/2018 7:21:47 AM]

AMMONNEWS - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday he hopes a “major agreement” is reached on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during an upcoming meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

In a chief aides meeting held at the presidential office, Moon said he hopes Trump and Kim “generously” consider each other’s demands and meet the people’s wish for a new era for the Korean Peninsula.

“I hope that a major agreement on ending hostile relations (between US and North Korea) and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is reached through this time's summit,” Moon said.

“It was possible that we got to this point thanks to President Trump and Chairman Kim's bold decisions. President Trump showed in practical actions his strong determination to resolve the issues of North Korean nuclear weapons and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Chairman Kim expressed his willingness for the success of the summit and denuclearization through bold pre-emptive measures such as the dismantlement of the Punggye-ri nuclear test site.”

Moon has no current plans to join President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the end of their summit Tuesday in Singapore.

Moon spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom also said Monday that Moon has no plans yet to speak with Trump after the meeting.

Moon has expressed hope that the summit will lead to a three-way declaration also including Seoul to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. But Moon’s spokesman says it’s unlikely that such a declaration would take place while Trump and Kim were still in Singapore.

Trump has raised the possibility of further summits and an agreement ending the Korean War by replacing the armistice signed in 1953 with a peace treaty. China and South Korea would have to sign off on any legal treaty.

Trump and Kim will hold a historic summit at Capella Hotel in Singapore at 9 a.m. local time Tuesday (0100 GMT).

Both Kim and Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday.


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