The President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government has congratulated United States President Donald Trump and North Korean chief Kim Jong-un over the historic summit held in Singapore on Tuesday.
In a assertion by the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tope Adeleye, the federal authorities hailed the daring step taken by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) to dismantle the nuclear launch web site as an indication of the dedication to this peace course of.
The assertion expressed Nigeria’s optimism that the 2 nations would uphold the commitments made throughout this landmark summit.
The assertion reads partially: “The Federal Government of Nigeria congratulates Chairman Kim Jong Un of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and President Donald Trump of the United States of America on the historic achievement made at the “Kim and Trump Summit,” held earlier immediately, Tuesday 12th June, 2018, in Singapore, resulting in the joint signing of a Statement by the 2 leaders; emphasising the institution of recent relationship; constructing an enduring peace and stability; the denuclearisation efforts within the Korean Peninsula; in addition to restoration and repatriation of Prisoners of War (POW)/Missing in Action (MIA).
“The success of the historic Summit is a demonstration of dedication by the related events in direction of de-escalation of pressure within the Korean Peninsula and a consolidation of the sooner achievement made in the course of the Inter-Korean Summit of 27th April, 2018, ensuing within the Panmunjom Declaration between the leaders of the Koreas.
“Nigeria commends the daring step taken by the DPRK to dismantle the nuclear launch web site as an indication of the dedication to this peace course of. In addition, Nigeria is optimistic that the 2 nations would uphold the commitments made throughout this landmark Summit.
“On the entire, Nigeria appreciates the efforts by all events concerned within the technique of the profitable Summit, particularly the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, United States of America, People’s Republic of China, Republic of Korea, Japan and Singapore.
“It is significant to recall that His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari had reiterated the need for a démarche between the parties involved towards the peaceful denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula in his speech at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly in New York, in September, 2017, which is in line with Nigeria’s foreign policy objectives.”