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Trump welcomes ‘historic’ Korea summit

MNA International Desk: US president Donald Trump on Friday hailed the “historic” summit between the two Koreas, saying that “good things” are happening on the peninsula ahead of his own highly anticipated meeting with the North’s leader Kim Jong Un.

“After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

“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!” he tweeted.

Kim met Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, and the pair agreed to pursue a permanent peace treaty and the complete denuclearization of their divided peninsula.

An armistice brought the fighting on the Korean peninsula to an end in 1953, but 65 years later, a final peace agreement has still not been reached, reported news agency.

The US president also praised his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping’s efforts on North Korea, calling them a “great help.”

“Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, President Xi of China, has given to the United States, particularly at the Border of North Korea. Without him it would have been a much longer, tougher, process!” he tweeted.

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