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India welcomes Trump-Kim summit; hopes concerns over Pyongyang's proliferation links will be addressed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today welcomed the historic summit between US and North Korean leader as a "positive development" and hoped that any resolution on denuclearisation of the will address its concerns over Pyongyang's linkages.

Soon after Trump and Kim signed a "comprehensive" document promising to end seven decades of hostilities between the two countries, the said supports all efforts to bring about peace and stability in the through dialogue and diplomacy.

"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," it said in a statement, in an apparent reference to North Korea's alleged linkages with

has been pressing for a probe into Kim regime's proliferation linkages so that those responsible for it be held accountable.

Following their summit in Singapore, Trump and Kim pledged to denuclearise the Korean peninsula and work for finding a peaceful resolution to seven decades of hostilities between the two countries.

"India welcomes the US - 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 Korean Peninsula through dialogue and diplomacy," the said.

After the talks, the US said that the process of denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula will begin "very soon" and the North Korean leader 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 ministry said.

Trump said, "We signed a joint statement that is an unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of "

According to some media reports, had secretly supplied with when A Q Khan headed the country's nuclear programme.

They said supplied vital machinery, drawings and technical advice to North Korea, allowing to enrich uranium as early as 2002.

In April, Kim and South Korean Moon Jae-in had held a historic summit to bring lasting peace in the Korean Peninsula.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:40 IST