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Kim - Trump Talks

Kim - Trump Talks

The NZ-DPRK Society welcomes the news that President Donald Trump has accepted the proposal from Chairman Kim Jong-un for direct personal talks.

The role played by President Moon Jae-in’s administration as intermediary has contributed considerably to the lessening of tension and the development of the peace process.

We are concerned at reports that President Trump may resile from this agreement by imposing unacceptable preconditions.

We hope that the talks do go ahead and that they lead to peaceful coexistence and the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations. If this happens then we can expect the development of economic and people-to-people links between the DPRK and the United States, to their mutual benefit.

Peaceful coexistence diminishes the need for defensive deterrence and is the key to the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula.

If the United States were to attack the DPRK this would also cause immense damage to the Republic of Korea (ROK).

If the United States does agree to live peacefully with the DPRK, perhaps formalised by a treaty, this will bring peace to the Korean peninsula opening the road for eventual consensual and mutually beneficial reunification.

All this will bring benefit to the region and to the wider world, including New Zealand.

The world is watching President Trump at this historical juncture.



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