For­eign Min­istry hails North Korea’s move to­wards de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion

De­ci­sion will boost cli­mate of con­fi­dence, sup­port peace in Korean Penin­sula, min­istry says

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Egypt wel­comed on Satur­day the dec­la­ra­tion by the Demo­cratic Peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Korea (North Korea) to sus­pend all mis­sile tests and the shut­ting down of a nu­clear site, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment from the Egyp­tian Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs.

Py­ongyang’s move comes ahead of two im­por­tant sum­mits, with South Korea and the US, that will push North Korea to de­nu­cle­arise.

The min­istry said, “this pos­i­tive progress will boost the cli­mate of con­fi­dence and sup­port peace in the Korean Penin­sula and help in end­ing ten­sions in the re­gion as well as al­low the Korean peo­ple to achieve de­vel­op­ment and sta­bil­ity.”

The state­ment pointed to Egypt’s con­stant stance to refuse the use or threats of us­ing force in in­ter­na­tional re­la­tions. It also stressed the ne­ces­sity of re­ly­ing on a peace­ful set­tle­ment for in­ter­na­tional con­flicts, as well as achiev­ing de­nu­cle­ari­sa­tion in line with the Treaty on the Non-Pro­lif­er­a­tion of Nu­clear Weapons.

On Thurs­day, North Korea an­nounced sus­pend­ing mis­sile tests so long as there are no nu­clear threats against the coun­try.

Last week, US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced that CIA Di­rec­tor Mike Pom­peo—who is also his nom­i­nee to lead the US De­part­ment of State—trav­elled two weeks ago to North Korea and met with North Korean Pres­i­dent Kim Jong-un. Trump tweeted, “De­nu­cle­ariza­tion will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!”

Eg­pyt stressed the need for a peace­ful set­tle­ment

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