Russia's Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev
Russia's Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev

Russia's Envoy to India welcomes Trump-Kim Summit

ANI | Updated: Jun 12, 2018 21:12 IST

New Delhi [India], Jun 12 (ANI): Russia's Ambassador to India Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev on Tuesday welcomed the historic summit that took place between United States President Donald Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore and hoped that the agreements reached will be implemented.
"In my take we could welcome this development. Hopefully the agreements and understandings reached in Singapore would stay and would be implemented," Nikolay Rishatovich Kudashev, Russian Ambassador to India told ANI on the Trump-Kim Summit.
He also noted that earlier in the day, for the first time, External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj paid a visit to the Russian Embassy on Russia National Day and addressed the audience.
It is pertinent to mention that Russia National Day is celebrated on June 12. On this day, in 1991, Russian parliament formally declared Russian sovereignty from the Soviet Union. The holiday was officially established in 1992.
Meanwhile, the Trump-Kim Summit has been welcomed by India, UN secretary general Antonio Guterres and South Korea's President Moon Jae among others.
UN secretary general, Antonio Guterres, hailed the summit and urged "all concerned parties to seize this momentous opportunity" and reiterating his readiness to "fully support the ongoing process."
According to the statement issued by the Blue House, South Korea's presidential office, President Moon Jae said that a successful summit would be a "great gift" to the whole world.
Both Trump and Kim signed a joint agreement, according to which Kim committed for 'complete denuclearisation of Korean Peninsula', as per media reports.
Prior to the signing of the comprehensive document, both the leaders had a working lunch and walked around Capella, where they held a bilateral meeting in the morning.
The meeting came after months of deliberations between two countries over the time and venue of the summit.
Trump departed for the US from Singapore's Paya Lebar Airbase aboard Air Force One after holding talks with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.
He's headed back to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, with brief stops in Guam and Hawaii first, CNN reported. (ANI)

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