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June 12, 2018 12:05
India Welcomes Historic Summit, Calls it a Positive Development

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India on Tuesday welcomed the historic summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un calling it a positive development.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in its statement, hoped that any declaration to the North Korean "peninsula issue" will address New Delhi's concerns regarding Pyongyang's proliferation linkages with India's neighborhood, seen as an evident reference to Pakistan.

India has been imperative for a probe into North Korea's proliferation linkages with India's neighborhood has been imperative by India.

"India welcomes the United States-DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) Summit held in Singapore. This is a positive development. India has always supported all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy," the MEA said in a statement.

"We hope that the outcomes of the US-DPRK Summit will be implemented, thus paving the way for lasting peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula," the MEA said.

It further said, "We also hope that the resolution of the Korean Peninsula issue will take into account and address our concerns about proliferation linkages extending to India’s neighborhood."

A "very comprehensive" document has been signed by Trump and Kim after the summit in Singapore.

By Sowmya Sangam

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