Trump-Kim summit highlights: European Union hails talks as ‘crucial and necessary step’

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United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today welcomed the summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as “an important milestone” toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula, PTI has reported.
Guterres urged all those concerned to “seize this momentous opportunity” and again offered UN help to achieve the goal of dismantling North Korea’s nuclear weapons program.
The summit held in Singapore was “an important milestone in the advancement of sustainable peace and the complete and verifiable denuclearization on the Korean peninsula,” Guterres said in a statement.
Trump depicts benefits of peace in video played for Kim at summitDonald Trump today played a Hollywood-style video to Kim Jong-un, which depicted the North Korean leader and the US president as its leading men, showing the prospect of peace, PTI has reported.
The video made a dramatic pitch for the benefits of peace between the two Cold war-era rivals laying out the opportunities that could come with an agreement to eliminate North Korea’s nuclear arsenal, a story about “two men, two leaders, one destiny.”Trump played the video in Korean to the North Korean leader and eight aides at their private bilateral meeting, The Straits Times reported.When asked about the video montage played ahead of the press conference, Trump said: “We had it made… I hope you liked it. I thought it was interesting enough to show… and I showed it to him (Kim) today towards the end of the meeting and I think he loved it,” the report said.
The film drew on the “in a world” and “one man, one choice” framing of Hollywood action movies.
South Korea hails Trump-Kim summit as ‘talks of the century’South Koreans erupted in applause today as Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un met for what local media billed as the “talks of the century”, according to a PTI report.
As the historic first meeting between a sitting US president and North Korean leader began in Singapore, images of Trump and Kim exchanging handshakes and warm words drew jubilant reactions in Seoul and hopes for a new beginning with Pyongyang.“We hope the summit will be a success and bring us a complete denuclearisation, peace and a new era” in relations between the two Koreas and the United States, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said.