The foreign ministry has welcomed Tuesday’s meeting between President Donald Trump of the United States and North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong-un.
In a statement on Tuesday evening, the ministry affirmed the goal of ultimate denuclearization on the Korean peninsula and the establishment of a sustainable and stable peace.
At their meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, President Trump offered guarantees to the security of the North Korean state, while Kim pledged an ultimate goal of denuclearization. Both sides hailed the outcome of the meeting, though US allies in the region, including Japan and South Korea, have been less confident. As a concession to North Korea, President Trump agreed to stop conducting military exercises with the South, a move that appeared to take the government in Seoul by surprise.
Taiwan’s foreign ministry said the summit represented a new opportunity for the peaceful resolution of the Korean issue and carried great significance for peace in the Asia-Pacific region.
The ministry also said Taiwan is willing to work with the international community for the advancement of regional peace, stability and development.