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Sri Lanka welcomes US-North Korea summit

ANI | Updated: May 12, 2018 15:19 IST

Maldives [Sri Lanka], May 12 (ANI): Sri Lankan government welcomed the upcoming United States and North Korean summit to be held in April as it called for the implementation of denuclearisation of the latter.
As per a release by Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry, it extended its support to the Panmunjom Deceleration signed between North-South Korea last month.
The DailyMirror quoted the Foreign Ministry stating, "Sri Lanka welcomes the Inter-Korea Summit between the leaders of the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on April 27, 2018, and the adoption of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula."
It further said it looks forward to the implementation of 'verifiable denuclearisation' Korea peninsula, while batting for achieving progress through dialogue, diplomacy and trust-building to establish sustainable peace.
The statement further mentioned of the upcoming summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12.
"We also look forward to the consolidation and advancement of the gains at the Panmunjom Summit at the Summit between the two leaders of the United States of America and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea that is expected to take place on 12 June 2018 in Singapore," the statement said.
There had been a constant pressure by the United States, Japan, China, and South Korea to ensure denuclearisation of North Korea.
Further President Trump and Kim are also expected to hold talks on the denuclearisation of North Korea during their summit in Singapore as hinted at by the former in a tweet.
"The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th. We will both try to make it a very special moment for World Peace!", Trump tweeted.
North Korea itself had shown its support to the calls for denuclearisation as its leader Kim had shut down the Punggye-ri nuclear site. (ANI)

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