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Kremlin comments on meeting between North, South Korean leaders

April 27, 12:58 UTC+3

In a joint declaration signed earlier on Friday by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in North and South Korea stated their intention to sign a peace treaty

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ST. PETERSBURG, April 27. /TASS/. The Kremlin welcomes the meeting between the North and South Korean leaders and positively regards the results of the held negotiations, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated.

"In this case we positively regard the meeting itself between the two Koreas’ leaders and the declared outcome of the negotiations," the Kremlin spokesman told reporters.

Peskov called news coming from the Korean Peninsula "very positive." He reiterated that Russian President Vladimir Putin repeatedly stressed that a viable and stable settlement of the situation on the Korean Peninsula may be based only on direct dialogue between the parties. "Today we can see that this direct dialogue took place and it has certain prospects," the Kremlin spokesman added.

Commenting on the prospects of a possible meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump, Peskov stated "all other meetings that may lead to an easing of tensions on the peninsula and that may help progress towards a settlement can be welcomed just as well."

In a joint declaration signed earlier on Friday by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in North stated their intention to sign a peace treaty. "During this year that marks the 65th anniversary of the Armistice, South and North Korea agreed to actively pursue trilateral meetings involving the two Koreas and the United States, or quadrilateral meetings involving the two Koreas, the United States and China with a view to declaring an end to the War and establishing a permanent and stable peace regime," the document says.

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