Oman welcomes Korea summit talks

April 26 – “The Sultanate of Oman has welcomed the meeting between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)and hopes that the two sides can take steps that contribute to enhancing security and stability on the Korean Peninsula and the world,” said a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

North Korea’s state news agency on Saturday called the inter-Korean summit a turning point for the Korean peninsula, while US President Donald Trump said he would maintain sanctions pressure on Pyongyang ahead of his own unprecedented meeting with Kim Jong Un.

Kim and Moon had pledged to work for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and agreed on a common goal of a “nuclear-free” peninsula.

“At the talks both sides had a candid and open-hearted exchange of views on the matters of mutual concern including the issues of improving the north-south relations, ensuring peace on the Korean Peninsula and the denuclearization of the peninsula,” KCNA said, reporting that the night wrapped up with a dinner with an “amicable atmosphere overflowing with feelings of blood relatives.” Reuters