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MALAYSIA, JAPAN HOPE FOR SUCCESSFUL US-NORTH KOREA SUMMIT

KUALA LUMPUR, June 12 (NNN-BERNAMA) Malaysia and Japan are hoping for a successful outcome of the historic meeting between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore.

In a joint press conference in Tokyo, visiting Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad and his Japan counterpart Shinzo Abe agreed that the Singapore summit was a step forward towards the right direction for a bright future.

Dr Mahathir said he hoped that the US and North Korea would accept the fact that in their negotiations, both sides must be prepared to give in on certain issues in order to reach a good conclusion.

“Expecting only one side to give in would not result in a very positive conclusion,” he said.

Trump and Kim meet at the resort island of Sentosa, Singapore, and are expected to discuss Pyongyang’s nuclear disarmament in return for Washington’s security assurances.

Abe said he hoped that the meeting would be successful in bringing progress to the solution of issues related to nuclear armament and missiles.

“North Korea is rich in resources and has a diligent workforce. When North Korea makes a step forward towards the right direction, a bright future may lay ahead.

“I will work closely with Prime Minister Mahathir to put forward a powerful message vis-a-vis North Korea,” he said. NNN-BERNAMA

Source: NAM News Network

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