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S. Korea's Moon says U.S.-N. Korea summit will write new history of peace

All Headlines 18:57 June 12, 2018

SEOUL, June 12 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in hailed the outcome of the summit between his U.S. and North Korean counterparts Tuesday, calling it a historic event that will end what he called the last remaining conflict of the Cold War and write a new history of peace and cooperation on the Korean Peninsula.

"I congratulate and welcome the success of the historic North Korea-U.S. summit with a burning heart," Moon said in a statement read by Cheong Wa Dae spokesman Kim Eui-kyeom on his behalf.

The emotional reaction came hours after U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un held their first-ever meeting in Singapore.

In the meeting, Kim reaffirmed his commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, while Trump agreed to improve the countries' bilateral relationship, according to a joint statement released shortly after their summit.

"I offer my highest praises to President Trump and Chairman Kim for their courage and bold decisions," Moon said.

bdk@yna.co.kr
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