Philippines commends ‘successful’ US-North Korea summit 

/ 08:34 PM June 12, 2018

The Philippines has commended the United States and North Korea for the “successful” conclusion of the landmark summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

The two leaders signed a joint document on Tuesday stating their full commitment to working “toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”


READ: Trump, Kim agree to work toward denuclearization

In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) expressed hopes that the historic the face-to-face summit between the two leaders would lead to concrete actions toward the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.


“We strongly commend all parties for their unremitting efforts and commitment that led to the realization of this historic meeting,” Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said.

The DFA said the meeting between the leaders will hopefully mark “the establishment of lasting peace, stability and security in the region.”

It also stressed the importance and value of dialogue and diplomacy in resolving issues.

“The Philippines stands ready to contribute to the realization of these goals,” the statement further said. /ee

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