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Portugal's Foreign Minister applauds Kim Jong-un and Trump summit

thedonaldThe Portuguese Foreign Minister today welcomed the meeting in Singapore between US President Donald Trump and his North Korean counterpart Kim Jong-un, which he referred to as a diplomatic victory.

"Portugal thinks that it is good that the summit has taken place, it means that the logic of diplomacy has prevailed over the logic of confrontation, and secondly, it is good that the two leaders have committed themselves to two very important elements," said Augusto Santos Silva.

The minister said the ‘de-nuclearisation’ of the Korean peninsula was, "an essential condition for the peace and lasting security of this peninsula," and "security guarantees and supports the economic development of North Korea."

In a reference to António Guterres, Silva added, "As the Secretary-General of the United Nations said, development is another dimension of peace and security."

Portugal’s Foreign Minister emphasised, not only "the extraordinary role of the President of South Korea and South Korean diplomacy, but also the attitude of China, Japan and Russia that contributed to this outcome."

In his initial statement, Trump said he gave "security assurances" to the Korean Peninsula and in return received the promise of a total de-nuclearisation of the North Korean weapons programme.

"Only the bravest can make peace," said Trump who considered that the negotiations went very smoothly but warned a second meeting with his North Korean counterpart is needed.

Phil Robertson, the Human Rights Watch deputy director for Asia, commented that the complete absence of references to the human rights issue, in the document that came out of the conference between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, left him and his colleagues "deeply desolate" with the "enormity of the missing theme."




+2 #4 AL 2018-06-13 14:17
I think after 65 years it is about time these two "countries" signed a peace treaty. I would leave the US out of the negotiations though, as this a country notorious for breaking agreements. North Korea knows this too well and so does Iran.
0 #3 Chip 2018-06-13 12:28
The meeting between Trump amd Kim can only be a good thing.
+1 #2 livaboard 2018-06-13 12:20
Trump has achieved his major goals; staying in the news and getting on TV.
Dim Young Kim will now have his smug newsreader declare "denuclearization" has been achieved, which North Korea defines as saying so.
What a load of meaningless hype.
0 #1 Peter Booker 2018-06-13 06:48
Phil Robertson is right - the Guantanamo Bay issue is still live. And the record of the police in the US of shooting black people is dreadful. Perhaps Kim is waiting for meeting no 2.