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India welcomes Trump-Kim summit

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today welcomed the historic summit between US and North Korean Kim Jong-un, calling it a positive development.

In its reaction, the (MEA) at the same time hoped that any resolution to the North Korean "peninsula issue" will address New Delhi's concerns about Pyongyang's proliferation linkages with India's neighbourhood, seen as an apparent reference to

has been pressing for a probe into North Korea's proliferation linkages with India's neighbourhood.

"welcomes the United States-DPRK (Democratic People's Republic of Korea) Summit held in This is a positive development. India has always supported all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the through dialogue and diplomacy," the MEA said in a statement.

Trump and Kim signed a "very comprehensive" document after their summit in

After the talks, the US said that the process of denuclearisation on the will begin "very soon" and the North Korean promised to leave the past behind.

"We hope that the outcomes of the US-DPRK Summit will be implemented, thus paving the way for lasting peace and stability in the Korean Peninsula," the MEA said.

It further said, "We also hope that the resolution of the issue will take into account and address our concerns about proliferation linkages extending to India's neighbourhood."

Trump and Kim had a one-on-one meeting followed by an expanded meeting including their top aides and a working lunch at hotel in after months of diplomatic twists and turns.

"We're signing a very comprehensive document, and we've had a really great time together, a great relationship," Trump said while signing the document along with Kim at the end of the summit - the first between a sitting US and North Korea's top

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 15:35 IST