Moon calls US-N. Korea summit historic

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that the US-North Korea summit was a historic feat that moved past an era of war and hostility and heralded an era of peace and joint prosperity for the world, according to public broadcaster KBS.

Moon made the remark when he met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who is visiting Seoul to explain the results of the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, which was held in Singapore on Tuesday, and discuss follow-up measures.

Moon reiterated that there is much talk about the results but what is most important is that the summit eased the concerns of people all around the world over threats of war, nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.

In response, Pompeo said if it weren’t for the success of the inter-Korean summit held in April, the basic foundation for a successful Trump-Kim summit would not have been provided. Pompeo added that there is still much to be done, but he is confident Seoul and Washington will be able to actively work together on related issues and bring about permanent peace on the Korean Peninsula

Source: Kuwait News Agency