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Trump-Kim deal a "dramatic step forward": Singapore PM

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Loong, host of the historic Trump-Kim summit, today hailed as a "dramatic step forward" the agreement signed between the leaders of the and

In identical letters to US and North Korean leader Un, Lee congratulated them on the successful conclusion of the summit, adding that is honoured to be the host.

At the summit held in Singapore, Trump and Kim signed a document in which committed to "complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in exchange for US security guarantees.

"It is a crucial first move in the long journey towards lasting peace and stability on a denuclearised Korean Peninsula," Lee wrote in both the letters.

To Trump, the also said that he looks forward to welcoming the US again in in November for a state visit.

To Kim, he wrote: "I hope you have enjoyed your stay in Singapore, including the walk at Marina Bay, and I look forward to meeting you again in the near future."

Later, in a post, Lee also thanked Singaporeans and the people who worked on the summit, the first between a sitting US and a North Korean leader.

"You did an outstanding job, making sure each component of the Summit was well taken care of," Lee wrote. "Thanks also to Singaporeans for showing the world what we can do. Thank you all!"

Singapore spent over USD 15 million, mostly on security, to ensure an incident-free summit between Trump and Kim.

The summit was covered by nearly 3,000 journalists.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 19:10 IST