Trump-Kim summit: Seoul upbeat despite unease over end of drills

South Korean President Moon Jae In (centre) looks at a TV broadcasting a news report on summit between the US and North Korea during a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on June 12, 2018.
South Korean President Moon Jae In (centre) looks at a TV broadcasting a news report on summit between the US and North Korea during a cabinet meeting at the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, on June 12, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS

South Korean President Moon Jae In has hailed as a "great victory" the first summit between the United States and North Korea, praising their leaders' courage and determination in taking a "daring step towards change".

But there was some disquiet here, especially among analysts, over US President Donald Trump's decision to cancel joint war games with South Korea.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 13, 2018, with the headline 'Seoul upbeat despite unease over end of drills'. Print Edition | Subscribe