Downing Street welcomes news of Trump-North Korea talks

Trump is due to sit down with Kim Jong-un for talks

Donald Trump is due to hold direct talks with Kim Jong-un

Friday, March 9, 2018

Downing Street has welcomed plans for direct talks between US President Donald Trump and North Korea's
Kim Jong-un.

A Downing Street spokesman said: "The UK welcomes the South Korean announcement that Kim Jong-un has made a renewed commitment to denuclearise and will refrain from further nuclear missile tests while dialogue continues.

"We welcome the announcement of direct talks with President Trump by May and [South Korean] President Moon Jae-in in April.

"We have always been clear that we want Kim Jong-un to change path and put the welfare of his people ahead of the illegal pursuit of nuclear weapons.

"We will continue to work closely with the US, South Korea and the international community to ensure that pressure on North Korea continues and sanctions are strictly enforced until Kim Jong Un matches his words with concrete actions. We will continue to monitor developments closely."

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said in a tweet: "Welcome proposed US & South Korea talks with North Korea. Important Kim Jong Un comes in good faith ready to fulfil obligations under #UNSC Resolutions. Need to keep up pressure alongside engagement."