The Philippines has commended the US and North Korea for the “successful” summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
The two leaders signed a joint document today (Tuesday, June 12) stating their full commitment to working “toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula”.
In a statement, the Department of Foreign Affairs expressed optimism that the face-to-face meeting between the two leaders would lead to concrete actions toward the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula.
“We strongly commend all parties for their unremitting efforts and commitment that led to the realisation of this historic meeting,” Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said.
The statement also expressed hope that the meeting between the two leaders would mark “the establishment of lasting peace, stability and security in the region”.
It also stressed the importance and value of dialogue and diplomacy in resolving issues.
“The Philippines stands ready to contribute to the realisation of these goals,” the statement concluded.