Singapore summit praised and criticised by Slovak politicians


Singapore summit praised and criticised by Slovak politicians

13. 06. 2018 14:02

The Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry has welcomed the summit held between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, TASR learnt from ministry spokesperson Peter Susko on Tuesday. "The results of the summit and the signing of a joint document provide hope that the process that has been launched will gradually lead to the complete, irreversible and verifiable denuclearization of North Korea," stated Susko, adding that Slovakia has long supported a diplomatic and peaceful solution to the situation on the Korean Peninsula. In a joint statement signed after the summit in Singapore on Tuesday, Trump and Kim committed themselves to a deal under which North Korea will work on complete denuclearization, with the USA providing it with security guarantees in exchange. The opposition party Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) however feels that the summit is bad news for Slovakia, as it shows for Trump, legitimising dictators who praise him is more important than improving relations with the free world, which is legitimately criticising him, stated the Opposition Freedom and Solidarity (SaS) party on Tuesday. The party notes that the summit was held in an atmosphere of a recently unleashed trade war between the USA and its closest allies, including Slovakia. "It's striking when the US president shakes hands with and calls a good friend the dictator of one of the most brutal totalities ever in the world, while only a few hours earlier the same US president caused discord at the G7 summit and called the host Canadian prime minister dishonest and weak," said MP Martin Klus (SaS).

Gavin Shoebridge, Photo: AP/TASR

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