ASTANA – The Kazakh Foreign Ministry praised in a recent statement the June 12 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
“We regard this summit as an important historic event. It will promote the trust between Washington and Pyongyang and will contribute to the normalisation of relations between North Korea and the international community,” the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.
Kazakhstan is a non-permanent member on the UN Security Council and supports building a world without nuclear weapons. The country supports a continuation of negotiations between North Korea and the United States toward North Korea’s nuclear disarmament and encourages all concerned parties to support the negotiation process.
Astana supports Pyongyang’s desire for denuclearisation and urges North Korea follow Kazakhstan’s nuclear disarmament example. Kazakhstan abandoned the world’s fourth largest nuclear potential and closed one of the world’s largest nuclear test sites. The country continues to seek global nuclear non-proliferation regime by supporting the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, among other efforts.
The first and historic United States – North Korea summit took place at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island in Singapore on June 12. The dialogue began with a handshake between the two leaders whose countries have technically been at war since 1953.
In addition to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, they discussed bilateral relations and the recovery of soldiers’ remains.