Trump praises North, South Korea meet, raises doubts on longevity of peace

Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in had pledged to work towards “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, and seek to declare an end to the 1950s Korean War and establish a permanent peace.

world Updated: Apr 27, 2018 18:22 IST
Reuters, Washington
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US President Donald Trump.(Reuters)

United States President Donald Trump on Friday praised the meeting of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, acknowledging the historic summit even as he raised questions about how long the positive diplomacy would last.

Earlier on Friday, Kim and Moon had pledged to work towards “complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula”, and seek to declare an official end to the 1950s Korean War and establish a permanent peace agreement.

In a pair of tweets, Trump appeared optimistic that a summit would be fruitful as he eyed his own meeting with Kim, expected in the coming weeks.

“KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!” Trump said on Twitter.

“Good things are happening, but only time will tell!” he added.

The US president has said he hopes to meet with Kim in May or June, and a White House official has said Trump may seek to meet with Moon before hand.

First Published: Apr 27, 2018 18:22 IST