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India welcomes North Korea's proposal for talks with US

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday welcomed North Korea's offer to hold talks with the US and Washington's positive response in this regard and said it hoped that will pave the way for lasting peace and reconciliation in the

"We have noted the comments of the senior official of the Republic of (South Korea) regarding DPRK's (Democratic People's Republic of or North Korea) proposal to hold talks with the US and the positive response from the US," told the media here.

"We welcome these developments. supports all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the through dialogue and diplomacy," Kumar said.

US on Thursday agreed to meet with North Korea's Kim Jong-un, saying that he would do so by May, officials said.

According to South Korean officials in Washington, to start the talks with Donald Trump, offered the suspension of his nuclear and ballistic missile programme.

South Korean representatives in led by Chung Eui-yong, of National Security Office, delivered to Trump a letter which Kim had handed to him on Monday during their meeting in

"Trump appreciated the briefing and said he would meet by May to achieve permanent denuclearisation," said.

Kumar said that hoped that "such engagement will help in reducing tensions and pave the way for lasting peace and reconciliation in the Korean peninsula".

"As we have said before, we also believe that any solution to the issues in must take into account and address concerns about the proliferation linkages of DPRK's nuclear and missile programme," he added.



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First Published: Fri, March 09 2018. 20:24 IST