Summit in S'pore stabilised regional security: Kim Jong Un

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook being greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport yesterday. Mr Kim thanked the South Korean President for bringing about the
South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife Kim Jung-sook being greeted by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his wife Ri Sol Ju at Pyongyang Sunan International Airport yesterday. Mr Kim thanked the South Korean President for bringing about the Singapore meeting in June as the two leaders began their talks yesterday. PHOTO: REUTERS

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has said that his "historic" summit with US President Donald Trump in Singapore stabilised regional security, and that he expects further progress at an inter-Korean summit aimed at reviving stalled nuclear diplomacy.

Mr Kim thanked South Korean President Moon Jae-in for bringing about the Singapore meeting in June as the two leaders began their third round of talks in Pyongyang yesterday.

The Kim-Moon summit will be a litmus test for another meeting Mr Kim has recently proposed to Mr Trump, with the South Korean President seeking to engineer a proposal that combines a framework for the North's denuclearisation and a joint declaration ending the 1950-53 Korean War.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 19, 2018, with the headline 'Summit in S'pore stabilised regional security: Kim Jong Un'. Print Edition | Subscribe